Managing editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, has complained that credit on the electricity pre-paid metre installed in his office runs out too quickly.
He said the metre, which was recently installed, runs faster the Usain Bolt – the world’s fastest sprinter.
“My meter was changed and replaced with a new one. I was happy when they decided to change the meter for me but that was even more serious, I was told it is called Usain Bolt, it runs more than an athlete at the Olympic games…this is so serious", he told Accra-based Adom FM on Thursday.
“How can electricity bill that was around Ghs 300 move to Ghs 1200, when I complained, it jumped to Ghs1800; while we were still deliberating on this, it shot up to Ghs2000 something. The bill that was brought last month was just too serious, it was 6000 Ghana cedis, I don’t even know whether to cry or to laugh about this,” he added.
Kwasi Pratt, who was commenting on the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI)’s comment that high electricity tariffs were impacting businesses negatively, said the situation threatened his newspaper business.
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The journalist, therefore, called on Ghanaians to pressure the ECG to find a solution to the problem.