General Manager of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), William Boateng has asked Ghanaians to report anyone suspected of power theft to get a reward and also help improve the country's development.
He indicated that if these illegal power connections aren't checked or reported it would have consequences in the long run.
Speaking to Peace FM's Kwame Sefa Kai this morning October 8, 2021, he said, "First of all, we don't get the required funds to service or buy new machines. Secondly, the quality and reliability of the electricity is brought down due to these illegalities. Thirdly, it it destroys tge nation's development. So I will advice everyone to report immediately they see something like that. Any individual who reports an illegal connection will also be awarded 6% of the earnings".
Mr. Boateng further applauded the sector Minister for inaugurating the new taskforce.
"We have eight new teams who have been given pickups, moving from region to region and district to district to check illegal connections, integrity of the meter and to see if the wires have been tapped.
We want to ensure that every Ghanaian is paying for the electricity they use. We also have a monitoring system to check all these power thefts and we've already began the power campaign."
He also debunked rumors going round that there would be load shedding in parts of Accra, afding that there was a press conference held by the ECG three days ago to that effect.
According to Mr. Boateng, it would be interventions rather than load shedding and so has asked all Ghanaians not to panic because the information circulating isn't true.
He revealed that the Pokuase box supply point has been fully fixed, and the Kasoa box supply point is about ninety percent complete. The problem they have now is with the Achimota to Accra Central, however, there will still be no need for load shedding.
He asked Ghanaians to be patient with the ECG as they are trying their best to give them the best of services.
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