The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has disconnected power supply to three blocks at the Police Barracks in Osu, Accra, due to an illegal connection.
The disconnection was carried out by the national revenue mobilization taskforce of ECG during a routine check to recover debts owed by customers. The task force discovered the unlawful connection, which involved the direct connection of power without a meter.
According to the manager in charge of external communications at ECG, Laila Abubakari, the disconnection is part of a month-long national effort aimed at collecting monies owed to ECG by customers and to verify the condition of all meters. She further stated that since the connection was illegal, ECG had the right to disconnect before dealing with the issues.
To restore power supply to the police barracks, the Ghana police would have to settle their bill for the past 12 months. ECG also added the administration block also owed, but due to security implications, they decided to spare that facility while they discuss further the amount involved.
The disconnection exercise is part of a national effort aimed at retrieving over GH¢5 billion in unpaid bills.