As part of revenue protecting activities initiated by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) some eight weeks ago the state power distributer has managed to retrieve GHc 5, 106, 837 from homes and corporate institutions that tap power illegally.
The exercise of unearthing illegal connection in the ECG’s operational areas is on a national scale which seeks to check the integrity of meters.
The three- phase exercise aims at identifying the illegality, prosecuting culprits and publishing names of offenders in the dailies.
At a press conference in Accra Wednesday, the Director for Customer Service said, ” The initiative will among other things help in recouping the colossal sums of money the company loses when it comes to illegal connection which had bedeviled the ECG for decades”.
Mr. Ismeal Tetteh Oku, Acting Manager of Technical Investigations revealed how some well-known companies are seeping the resources of the ECG in a video documentary. Superline Ltd, a recycling company located at the South Industrial Area defrauded ECG to the tune of GHC87, 950.83 through sophisticated illegal connection.
The video evidence also disclosed that Naja Maram Hotel located at Shiashi, a suburb of Accra defrauded ECG of an amount of GHc18,000 through illegal connection.