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ECG begins phase two of nationwide revenue mobilisation exercise

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has began another nationwide revenue mobilisation exercise following the success of a month-long drive which commenced in March and ended in April.

The five-day exercise will begin today, May 29 and end on Friday, June 2.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, May 23, the company indicated that “this massive revenue mobilisation 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 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.”

Meanwhile, the company says it has recovered some GH¢3.1 billion out of the total Gh¢5.7 billion debt owned by customers in its first revenue mobilisation drive.

Speaking at a media briefing, the Managing Director of the Company, Samuel Mahama said although the company has achieved significant feat, there was a lot more to be done.

“Out of the GH¢5.7 billion, ECG manage to recoup GH¢3.1 billion,” he said on Thursday, May 4, 2023.

Mr Mahama said despite the attempt made to recover the remaining amount, some companies were untraceable and others had collapsed.

“There were a number of companies that have collapsed that we cannot find in terms of some taking the meters and some of them not having their physical location present.

“Their total bills put together is about GH¢750 million and the last group is people who are post-paid customers. We probably want to give them the benefit of the doubt but some of them it was true.

“There were demolishing exercises, some of them flooding so those places are no longer in existence and some of them too we just can’t find them. Their bills come up to about GH¢750 million,” he added.

The Managing Director warned customers using power illegally to rectify or face prosecution for power theft.

 

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