The Electricity Company of Ghana has cut power supply to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation in the Volta Region over an indebtedness totaling about 720 million cedis over a four-year period.
Deputy Communications Minister, Ato Sarpong who briefed the House about the development explained that the station had problems with internally generated funds from the region; therefore, it was directed that all internally generated funds should be brought to Accra for disbursement.
Meanwhile the ECG also said it could no longer supply the state broadcaster with power on credit, and therefore cut supply to the regional offices.
General Manager of ECG, Volta,Mr Joseph Mensah Forson, said the indebtedness of some public and private institutions and individuals was having a negative impact on the Company’s operations and served notice that the Company would not relent in efforts at making defaulters pay for power they have used.
The regional secretariat of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and some health facilities were also disconnected.