The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Ashanti Region has disconnected five tenants at the Kwadaso Estate from the national grid for illegally connecting power supply to their premises.
The culprits were caught red-handed and apprehended by Christina Jatoe-Kaleo, Ashanti West (SBU) Area Manager, and her team on Monday, 30th December, 2019, for meter bypassing.
In an interview, Christina told energynewsafrica.com that she acted on a tip-off from the Managing Director of Electricity Company of Ghana, Mr Kwame Agyeman-Budu, based on information he received on Saturday, 28th December, 2019.
She said her outfit visited the suspected houses, which had a salon and more than five tenants in different flats, where they saw the wires by-passed behind the meter board.
The tenants were, therefore, disconnected by the team and were asked to report to the office for further investigations into the matter.
Power theft is rampant in the West African nation with the Ashanti Region recording the highest in 2017.
To this end, the Electricity Company of Ghana has intensified its fight against illegal connections and other forms of electricity theft across its operational areas in a bid to reduce financial losses that arise from such power thefts.