JUST IN:2 Arrested For Power Theft At Adjiringanor-CHECK DETAILS.
In a significant breakthrough, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in collaboration with law enforcement authorities has apprehended two individuals involved in a rampant power theft operation in Adjiringanor
The two were arrested for repeatedly restoring power illicitly after disconnection of their establishments by ECG.
The arrest was part of the company’s efforts to clamp down on the illegal connections as part of a nationwide revenue mobilisation exercise.
This is the second time in 2023 that the ECG is carrying out such an operation. The first operation spanned from March 20 to April 2023.
During the operation, ECG discovered a recurring pattern where the arrested individuals, upon being disconnected due to unpaid bills, unlawfully reconnected their establishments without seeking authorisation from ECG.
The local utility company and law enforcement agencies (significantly) jointly succeeded in dismantling an extensive network of illegal electricity connections, marking a resolute step towards combating electricity theft and ensuring fair access to power resources in the community, as the company announced that it was able to recover GHS3.1 billion from its debtors after the month long exercise.
ECG on May 23, 2023, announced the second phase of the operation.
The weeklong exercise by the country’s major power distributor will focus on recovering debts from all categories of customers, including State-Owned Enterprises.
The company has explained in a press release that the exercise will be monitored by special teams authorised to apprehend and prosecute customers who refuse to comply.