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27 Accra institutions are heavily indebted as ECG is scheduled to disconnect Their Power.

The Electricity Company of Ghana’s Accra East regional branch has scheduled the disconnection of approximately 27 public and private institutions from the national grid.

The Accra Sports Stadium and parts of the Kotoka International Airport were disconnected last Monday for owing millions of Ghana cedis.

In an interview with Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the Accra East Region, Mary Eshun-Oppong, stated that disconnection is the last resort after engagement with institution managers yielded no positive results.

“We always engage the management of the various institutions, and if they fail to demonstrate any significant commitment, we proceed to disconnect them.” All of the institutions that owe us money should simply prepare for the task force. They will simply come to your premises, engage with the authorities, and see if their authorities can make some payment commitments.”

“So, if they are unable to make the appropriate commitment, or if they are unable to make any payment or clear their debt, they are liable for connection,” she explained.

According to Mary Eshun-Oppong, the disconnect is being carried out by a special task force that will be expanded to other parts of the country in the coming weeks.

The Electricity Company of Ghana has been financially stressed for some time, which the workers claim could lead to the company’s bankruptcy if proper precautions are not taken.

According to sources, the Accra Sports Stadium owes the ECG approximately GH500,000, which compelled the power distributor to disconnect the facility.

The facility’s power was restored after 24 hours.

Majeed Bawa, Deputy Director of the National Sports Authority, stated that “the facility consumes about GH5000 on average every month.”

He noted that the situation has taken a toll on their operations, as revenue generated does not match expenditure.

“We’re doing everything we can to stay operational.” The massive accumulated debt was due to arrears from 2014 to the present, and we are doing everything we can to ensure that we continue to function.”

Meanwhile, ECG has warned the public to fulfill their obligations to the company as soon as possible to avoid disconnection.

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