Illegal connections: Ashanti Region tops all in ECG’s Christmas swoop

Illegal connections: Ashanti Region tops all in ECG’s Christmas swoop

- ECG in the Ashanti Region has recorded the highest number of illegal connections during the Christmas festivities

- The illegal connections were recorded between December 21, 2019, to January 7, 2020

- Some legal actions have been proffered against defaulters which involve the imposition of fines and other penalties where necessary

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Ashanti Region has recorded the highest number of illegal connections during the Christmas festivities.

A report issued by the Revenue Protection Unit of the ECG revealed that the issue also led to the loss of revenue.

According to a report by Citi News, the illegal connections were recorded between December 21, 2019, to January 7, 2020.

The region recorded 53 cases and was followed by Accra East with 18 incidences of illegalities.

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General Manager for the Revenue Protection Unit of the ECG, Michael Twum-Barimah Boadu further highlights the revenue accrued so far.

“A summation of the total charges for the anomalies gives us 1,079,632 kilowatts of electricity that were recovered within just a period of six days that we operated on the field during the holidays. This translates into GH¢1,460,795.79” he noted.

Following the exercise, some legal actions have been proffered against defaulters which involve the imposition of fines and other penalties where necessary.

Mr. Twum-Barimah maintained that the outfit will collaborate with the security agencies to pursue all existing defaulters.

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In a related development, data analysis of the Ghana Statistical Service on inflation for 2019, has revealed that, over the past 12 months, the Greater Accra region was the most expensive region for consumers.

The country’s statistical agency released its December 2019 data which showed that inflation in Greater Accra stood at 12 percent, while the overall national average was 7.9 percent.

The country’s second-largest city, Kumasi in the Ashanti region, came in at eighth position with an average inflation of 7.6 percent, making it among the least expensive regions for consumers.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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