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Pay your bills to avoid disconnection - ECG to go after customers from next week

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has called on all its customers to pay their bills to avoid disconnection as it’s set to embark on another nationwide revenue mobilisation exercise.

The 5-day nationwide revenue mobilisation exercise will begin on Monday, May 29 and end on Friday, June 2.

The exercise will focus on “all categories of customers in arrears including State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), and will be monitored by special teams who will apprehend and prosecute customers who attempt to interfere with the exercise, and/or undertake illegal self-reconnection after disconnection,” the ECG revealed in a statement on Tuesday May 23.

The Company said pursuant to this, “ECG shall operate with a lean staff pool who will provide essential services to customers during the revenue mobilisation period to enable total participation by top management and staff.”

ECG, therefore, advised, “all customers in arrears to pay their bills now to avoid disconnection and payment of reconnection fees.”

The Company embarked on a month-long drive which commenced in March and ended in April.

According to the Managing Director of the Company, Samuel Mahama, they recovered some Gh¢3.1 billion out of the total Gh¢5.7 billion debt owned by customers in its previous revenue mobilisation drive.