Police Barracks In Osu Disconnected By ECG Over Illegal Connection

Police Barracks In Osu Disconnected By ECG Over Illegal Connection

  • The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has found illegal power disconnection at a police barracks at Osu in Accra
  • The ECG was compelled to disconnect power to the facility and explained that the power will be restored after bills covering at least 12 months and a reconnection fee has been paid
  • The ECG task force that detected the illegal connection at one of the barracks of the law enforcement agency was on rounds chasing consumers for unpaid power debts

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Some blocks of the police barracks in Osu in Accra have been disconnected from the national power grid over an illegal connection.

Illegal connections are when power consumers attempt to cheat the system by connecting power from an electricity pole straight to their homes without a metre to bill their consumption.

Illegal connection at the Osu police barracks.
L-R: The illegal connection as police detected by the ECG at the police barracks, and a photo of a police station in Accra. Source: Facebook/@GhPoliceService.
Source: Facebook

According to a Citi News report, three blocks at the barracks have been disconnected by a task force from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

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"The task force discovered the illegality on Tuesday [March 28, 2023] on its usual rounds to recover monies owed by customers. The task force, aside from chasing people who owe ECG debts, uses the opportunity to check for illegal connections," the report explained.

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ECG manager of external communications Laila Abubakari told journalists that the disconnected blocks at the barracks will remain without light until the Ghana Police Service, which owns the facility come to ECG offices.

Laila Abubakari explained that a bill will be generated for the service to cover at least 12 months.

Also, a reconnection fee would have to be paid in full before the barracks get power, she added.

ECG disconnects electricity to Ho airport

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a separate story that ECG was relentless on the first day of its revenue mobilisation and power disconnection exercise on Monday, March 20, 2023.

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In the Volta Region, the power distribution company disconnected power to the Ho Airport and the regional office of the GRA, among other institutions over huge debts.

The ECG says it hopes to retrieve some GH¢292 million in power debts from the Volta and Oti regions within one month of the exercise.

ECG blames Vodafone and Glo for poor prepaid connectivity

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has also reported in a previous story that ECG has responded to another complaint of poor prepaid network connectivity in a statement dated March 7, 2023.

However, this time the power distribution company has blamed Vodafone Ghana and Glo, two of its internet service providers.

The last time a major problem with connectivity occurred the power company blamed looting and destruction of its installations.

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