Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Disconnection Spree: KFC, Ho Airport, Ho Technical University, and GRA Affected

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is embarking on a disconnection exercise with big institutions like KFC, GRA, Ho Airport, Ho Technical University among others being affected in the disconnection spree.

The power distribution company announced this nationwide revenue mobilization exercise to eleven operational districts of ECG in the Volta and Oti Regions.

Sources disclosed that the disconnection exercise is triggered by whopping debt amount yet to be paid to ECG by these affected institutions amounting to a GH¢668,000.00

The Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) Training Academy in Kpetoe were also reportedly disconnected.

According to the Managing Director, Mr. Samuel Dubik Masubir Mahama the Electricity company of Ghana will take stringent measures to ensure all monies owed the company are recovered.

The power distribution company budgets an amount of GH¢292 million in the Volta and Oti Regions to be retrieved to facilitate the smooth operation of the company.

Volta Regional Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Obeng Antwi however disclosed that Ho Technical University concurred to make part payment and paid GH¢ 200,000 and expected to finish payment of arears before April.

The company has disconnected KFC for owing GH¢68,000, Ho Airport for owing GH¢63,000, GRA Office for owing GH¢55,000, CEPS training academy for owing GH¢80,000, and Ho Technical University for owing GH¢402,000.

Ho Technical University paid GH¢200,000 after crunch talks with the ECG and have been told to settle the arrears by end of March, stated in a press release.

Some other institutions also made part payment to prevent them from being disconnected in the exercise, among them were, University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) who made a payment of GH¢1 million out of GH¢1.400,000.00

Managing Director of ECG also advised the general public to dial *226# to verify ECG staff who visits their houses for this purpose, make payment using same short code after downloading the ECG app and to ensure that all bills are paid in due time to prevent being disconnected.

We want customers to prioritize the payment of bills and this will enable us to collect more revenue to keep the power sector operating.


The company is appealing to all customers to make payment before the disconnection team visits their premises. Customers can make payments at any bank or through mobile money. Customers can also pay by dialling *226# or by downloading the ECG PowerApp.

Similar exercise was undertaken in the capital city Accra where some companies were disconnected. Consumers on the other hand have bemoaned the difficulty they encounter to repurchase prepaid credit for their meters as shortages have hit some parts of the Accra this week.

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