Obaa’s Golden Plaza Hotel has been surcharged with an amount of GH¢58,544.41 for the cost of energy recovered from an illegal connection.
The hospitality facility is expected to settle all the GH¢546,268.18 indebtedness to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) before being re-connected.
ECG disconnected Obaa’s Golden Plaza, operating at New Abirem in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region, for engaging in illegal connection.
The nation’s power distribution company disconnected power supply to the facility after detecting an illegal meter by-pass last Thursday following surveillance by its Loss Control Unit.
The discovery of the illegal connection came a day after the Company had extended a one-month moratorium to its customers who have indulged in any form of illegal activities.
Defaulting firms were asked to own up and visit the ECG offices for amicable settlement to avoid prosecution.
The General Manager of Eastern Region ECG, Ing. Michael Baah, who made this known in Koforidua on Monday, July 25, said the Company will not relent in its efforts to chase individuals and organisations that have engaged in illegal connection in the Region.
According to him, the Revenue Protection Unit has the mandate to inspect all meters in the region to expose illegal power consumers for naming and shaming as was stipulated in the moratorium.
“This should serve as a warning to all those who have indulged in any form of illegality. We are coming for you. There is no way you can escape our radar and once you are arrested, we will hand you over to the law enforcement agencies for prosecution,” he indicated.