The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has disconnected the administration block and master’s bungalows of the Mfantsiman Girls’ Secondary School in the Central Region.
The disconnection comes as the school failed to pay an amount of GH¢316,160 owed to the power distribution company.
Similarly, the administration and master’s bungalow of the Biriwa Secondary Technical School were also disconnected for failing to pay an amount of GH¢112,300.
As part of the exercise to recoup monies owed by customers, the ECG also disconnected some shops in the Saltpond market.
However, the Mfantsiman Municipal Assembly managed to pay GH¢20,000 out of a total amount of GH¢26,000 owed to the power distribution company to prevent disconnection.
Simon Kpabitey, the Regional Commercial Manager for the ECG, stated that the power distribution company has been able to mobilize GH¢64 million out of a total of GH¢260 million owed by customers.
He added that the exercise aims to recoup 50% of the total amount owed.
“For the exercise’s first four weeks, we were able to mobilize GH¢64 million, which is very encouraging. Prior to that, our monthly revenue ran into eight to forty million every month. So if we are able to mobilize GH¢64 million within the first four weeks, it’s very encouraging.
“We need money to pay for power generators, pay our staff, buy transformers and other things so that we can serve them better,” Mr Kpabitey added.
The ECG has been on a mission to recover unpaid bills from customers in the region.
The exercise has seen the disconnection of customers who have failed to pay their bills, including some government institutions. The company has urged customers to settle their bills to avoid disconnection.