University Of Ghana: ECG Threatens To Disconnect Electricity Over GH¢33 million Debt

University Of Ghana: ECG Threatens To Disconnect Electricity Over GH¢33 million Debt

  • The ECG has said it will cut power to the University of Ghana in the next three days over a GH¢33 million electricity debt
  • The notice is part of an ongoing campaign by the ECG to retrieve piled up debts and improve revenue
  • The ECG has since late last year embarked on the campaign to retrieve outstanding debts from both state and private institutions

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The Electricity of Ghana (ECG) has served the University of Ghana with a disconnection notice in the next three days if it fails to pay a debt of over GH¢33 million for power.

According to a report by Citi News, the power debt covers power consumed on two separate metres.

On one metre, there is a debt of GH¢10, 926,147.53, while on another metre, there is a debt of GH¢22, 102,459.04.

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The ECG has embarked on an exercise to retrieve piled up debts from institutions. Source: Instagram/@fillaboyzdotcom
Source: UGC

The report stated that the University of Ghana has, since January 2021, paid only GH¢10.5 million in electricity bill payments.

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ECG, Ghana’s foremost power distributor, has begun an aggressive campaign to recover debts owed by private and public institutions since last year.

So far, notable state institutions like the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) and parts of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), the Ministry of Finance and the Economic and Organised Crimes Office have been hit by the electricity disconnection exercise over piled up debts.

Since November last year, the ECG has been working to improve its revenue collection and fight power theft.

As part of the exercise, a task force has moved from one institution to the next, serving disconnection notices or disconnecting power.

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Last month the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) served notice to disconnect power to the Ministry of Finance and a number of government agencies as part of a campaign to retrieve debts.

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) was also on the list for the impending power disconnection by the utility company.

ECG told Joy News on Monday, March 14, 2022, that Finance Ministry and EOCO alone owe a staggering GH¢421,038.02.

Ghana’s Only International Airport Plunged Into Darkness After Utility Company Cut Power Over Debt

Ghana’s only international airport, the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), was plunged into darkness after the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) cut the power supply over huge debts.

Pulse News reports that the ECG was compelled to cut power to the airport on March 14, 2022, because the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL), manager of the facility, has piled up electricity debts exceeding GH¢45 million.

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The report explains that an ECG task force stormed the airport and disconnected the power supply to force the GACL to pay up.

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