The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in Eastern Region recovered 32,000kilowatts of stolen power from five customers engaged in Seven (7) illegal connections in Akwatia, Kade, Suhum and Koforidua during the month-long revenue mobilization exercise through the Revenue Protection Unit.
Notable among the identified illegal connections is a Pub in Suhum which had by-passed a meter and a customer who connected power without authorization.
The total stolen power amounted to Gh38,000 out of which an amount of Gh23,000 has been paid, the rest being paid in installment.
Eastern Regional General Manager of ECG, Mrs. Sariel Etwire
revealed this during a press conference addressed by the Eastern Regional General Manager of ECG, Mrs. Sariel Etwire in koforidua.
The Region targeted to collect 231 million cedis but had retrieve Gh63.6million cedis as at 20th April, 2023, and still counting.
She has been speaking to Michael Akrofi peace fm at the sideline of the conference.
She continued that Sadly, the exercise which started on 20th March to April 20th, 2023 recorded two incidents of attacks first at Akyem Apinaman in Denkyembuor district where an Assembly Member for the area incited customers against the ECG staff, and another attack at Otweso near Nkurakan in Yilo krobo municipality, however, Police intervened swiftly in all incidents to restore calm.
Five suspects arrested in connections with the attacks are assisting police in investigation.
The Eastern Regional General Manager Mrs.Sariel Etwire of ECG indicated that the company identified some faulty meters and have initiated processes to replace the meters.