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28-Jun-2016  
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Electricity supply to the Cape Coast Sports Stadium has been disconnected.

The facility owes the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) GH¢719,792.46.

The disconnection is part of efforts by the ECG to recover monies owed it by defaulting institutions.

The Cape Coast Polytechnic which also owed the ECG GH¢1,017,542 was also disconnected from the national grid while the Ministries Block in Cape Coast which owed GH¢83,267.50 was asked to pay by Thursday or be blocked from using its prepaid systems.

The Ministries Block now uses pre-paid meters after it was disconnected some months back for non-payment of bills.

There were no officials on site to immediately react to the disconnection.

The Divisional Secretary of the Senior Staff Union of the ECG, Mr Sampson Martey who led a team in the disconnection exercise, said the ECG was cash-strapped and was committed to retrieving all its monies.

He indicated that many government and quasi-government institutions owed the ECG and the situation was affecting the operations of the company.

He said the issues of ECG being offered on concession for private sector participation in the management and operation as well as investment in the electrical distribution business of the ECG was because many of such institutions have failed to pay their bills.

The Monies

Mr Martey said the ECG led by its union which believes that the ECG was a viable company would work on retrieving all monies owed the company to prove a point.

“We know where our monies are and we are going to retrieve all such monies to make our operations more efficient,” he stated.

He said other organisations to be disconnected included the Ayensu Starch factory which owes GH¢408,163.00’ the Mfantsiman Girls Senior High which owes 67,401.54, Jukwa Senior High School, GH¢78,789.82, Denkyira Senior High School, GH¢84,539.03, Bisease Senior High, GH¢64,932.00 and Mando Senior High which owed GH¢60,534.00.

He said all metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies that owed the ECG would also be disconnected.

Mr Martey said there have been arguments that the ECG is not efficient but he said the ECG, particularly its workers, would work hard to retrieve its monies and disprove the notion. 

“We need the monies to operate efficiently and we have to collect them,” he said
 
 
 
Source: Daily Graphic
 
 

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