The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has begun an aggressive exercise to recover over 18 million Ghana cedis in debt owed the company by some public institutions in the Western Region.
The company has so far cut power supply to the main administrative block of the Takoradi Polytechnic and the GBC transmission station in Tarkwa, while Takoradi Polytechnic owes 952,000 cedis.
The Western Region Commercial Manager of ECG, Alex Anwobor added key installations in the region including the Takoradi Naval base are indebted to the company.
Also, the Effia Nkwanta Hospital, according to him, owes the company 629,000 cedis while the Takoradi Air force owes 2.65 million cedis. The Ministry of Defence also owes 2.643 million cedis.
Meanwhile, this publication gathered that the ECG is starting an exercise to improve power distribution in the Takoradi Market Circle which the management believes the exercise will help reduce fire outbreaks in the market.
Manager of donor projects at the ECG Samuel Abbey said the project will improve on the transformer capacity at the market and improve the low voltage network.
“At the end of the project it is expected that the power supply to the Takoradi Market will improve, customers will be billed properly. They will have their meters and this at the end of the day will reduce commercial losses at the market”, he said.