The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), in the Tema Region of the Republic of Ghana, has recovered GHc 88,184.56 from 75,400kwh units of power which was consumed illegally by some customers.
Briefing energynewsafrica.com, Mrs. Zita Kyei-Gyamfi, who is the Tema Regional Revenue Protection Manager, said the Revenue Protection Section received complaints of illegal activities by some customers, and therefore embarked on eight days’ operations during the Christmas break to clamp down on those engaging in illegal connections.
She said the team visited commercial premises like hotels, drinking spots, pubs and shops with assistance of the Tema Regional Police.
According to her, during the operation, it was found that three meters, which were installed in one hotel, had been bypassed, adding that a pub with two meters were found by-passed.
She said her outfit, consequently, charged the culprits accordingly.
The ECG explained that the exercise also revealed that some of the meters were found to have been tampered with.
“The Revenue Protection Section of the Tema Region is not going to relax until all hidden illegal connections are unearthed,” Mrs Zita Kyei stated.
Ing. Joseph Mensah Forson, General Manager of Tema Region who commended the team for the exercise also cautioned customers who are engaging in illegal connections to desist from the practice.