GBC staff stop disconnection attempt by ECG workers over GHC 1.75 million debt

GBC staff stop disconnection attempt by ECG workers over GHC 1.75 million debt

- The GBC subsidiary owes GHC 1.75 million in electricity debt

- The staff of the company refused to allow the ECG workers disconnect their power

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The staff of the Garden City radio station, a subsidiary of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation in Kumasi, was involved in a near-physical altercation with staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana over an overdue light bill.


The Garden City radio station premises. Photo credit:

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The ECG staff stormed the premises of the radio station to disconnect their power over an electricity bill of about GHC 1.75 million.

Their attempt at disconnecting the power was met with resistance from the staff of the radio station, who stopped the ECG workers from carrying out their assigned task.

According to a report by, the radio station staff deflated the tyres of the ECG vehicle and blocked the workers from leaving the property.

It took the intervention of the Asokwa District Police Command who were notified about the incident, to head in and restore calm to the situation.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional ECG station, Erasmus Baidoo, the company had been trying to get Garden City Radio to settle their debt for a while now, but to no avail.

We went to GBC to demand payment. This is not the first time, we’ve been there on a number of occasions and anytime we go there, we do not receive anything. We decided to take them off, in an attempt to disconnect them, the manager in charge of the area felt that he wouldn’t allow us so they deflated the tires of the vehicle that we took to the place,” Mr. Baidoo said.

He added that the debt of the radio station keeps increasing and the issue needed to be resolved as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid had earlier assured the ECG that the debt of the GBC subsidiary will be cleared through the Accra office.

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