According to Electricity Company of Ghana, there's going to be blackout in the following areas due to system maintenance Kindly take note The said exercise is expected to commence on Wednesday 24 August, 2022 Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Areas to be affected: Kokosu, Ampahame, Bohyen, Abrepo, Abrepokese, Asubonteng, Ohwim, Military Barracks (complex).
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has announced that they are currently having a technical challenge with prepaid meters. Due to that only their district office can sell prepaid to their customer. This has caused a major panic in the affected areas as customers lined up to buy prepaid.
Either the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is incompetent, or it is exploiting its monopoly. Ghanaians have received appalling service from the state-owned electricity provider throughout the years, and it keeps getting away with it. The most recent example of such poor customer service was seen in the last few days when people around the country were complaining about not being able to add credit to their prepaid metres.
The current information coming from the Yilo and Manya Krobo communities, in the Eastern Region of Ghana, has revealed that, a great jubilation among the residents in the area has strangely turned into a sad story. It could be recalled, that there was a recent clash between the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), and the Youth of the Yilo and Myanya Krobo communities, due to installation of prepaid meters in the communities by the ECG.
Residents of Manya and Yilo Krobo were opposing the installation of prepayment meters at the time. The Public Relations Officer for Tema Regional ECG, Madam Sakyiwa Mensah, pleaded with individuals responsible for these criminal activities to stop, admonishing them that they risk prosecution if they are apprehended, in an interview with energynewsafrica.com.
As part of measures to get certain residents within and outside Kumasi informed about its intentions to temporary cuts off power to enable them carry out maintenance works, the Electricity Company of Ghana has made an announcement to that effect. In a press release dated August 22 2022 and signed on behalf of the Director/Ashanti SBU, Ing David B Asamoah, the release said the exercise would be commenced on Wednesday, 24 August, 2022 at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Readers can recall that there have been loud complaints amongst Ghanaians about the service provided to prepaid customers. The Electricity Company of Ghana has described the issue as a "technical challenge affecting its prepaid service delivery". TV3 Ghana has posted on its social media platform the logo or symbol of the Electricity of Ghana.
The former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Allotey Jacobs backs the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) on the increment of tariffs. According to Allotey Jacobs, the staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is suffering and they need funds urgently but they are not charging the exact tariffs from the Ghanaians yet there is no consistent light out in the country.
The Lower Manya Krobo Municipality shooting victims received financial support from Ghana and Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey. The shooting took place last month. When a military team was sent to help the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) install prepaid meters in the neighborhood, residents of Lower Manya Krobo got into a fight.
Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Managing Director Mr. Samuel Mahama has expressed his regret to the company's entire customer base for the error that prevented the purchase of electricity. He acknowledged that the failure to be at the top of its game by the company was to blame.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has served note to clients on its pay as you go metering device that the problem with the 3rd party merchandising factors has been resolved. The energy distributor in a declaration said, “clients can now buy electricity credits from their nearest merchandising factors, and all ECG District offices, such as the following day Sunday, 2nd October 2022 from 9.00 am – 4.00 pm.”
According to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), they have resolved the nationwide prepaid metering system vending issues that customers were having. The power distribution company stated in a press release on October 1 that customers who were having trouble purchasing credits can now do so at the ending points.
A joint team involving personnel of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the military has cut cables supplying power to the entire residence of the Member of Parliament for Lower Manya Krobo on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, Honourable Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi who had reconnected power to his apartment from a postpaid meter owned by another occupant in his house.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Revenue Mobilization Taskforce has recovered almost GH3 million from electricity defaulters in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis. The collection is part of a two-week revenue mobilization effort to reclaim $3.8 million owed by clients. Benjamin Quarcoo, the ECG's Western Region Communications Officer, rated the first day of the exercise as a success.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is as yet attempting to determine the specialized test it was encountering in distributing for prepaid shoppers on E-cash and PNS metering frameworks of the organization. The frameworks have been down for the beyond four days, since Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
The very latest information coming from the Yilo and Manya Krobo areas, in the Eastern Region of Ghana, has revealed that, the residents have started dancing to a very popular Terminator movie phrase this evening. After about a month of a total electricity power disconnection in the Kroboland, due to a recent clash between the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) staff, and the Youth of the Yilo and Manya Krobo communities (due to the installation of prepaid meters), the Kroboland has finally 'hit the jackpot'.
After some issues with its prepaid metering programs that left customers stranded, the Electricity Company of Ghana can now promote credit at its district offices. In order to purchase electrical energy, customers can currently visit ECG district offices in the Greater Accra, Central, Eastern, Western, and Volta Regions.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) claims that the prepaid metering system's vending issues have been resolved nationwide. The power distribution company announced in a press release on October 1 that customers who had difficulty purchasing credits can now do so at the ending points. According to a portion of the statement, "The Electricity Company of Ghana wishes to inform all stakeholders, especially our cherished customers on our prepayment metering system that the issue with the Third Party Vending Points has been resolved."
Following a peaceful resolution of an impasse, the Electricity Company of Ghana restored power to the Krobo area on just this evening after three weeks without an electric power supply. The restoration of power also came as a result of local overhead lines and transformers that were damaged being repaired.
Following the installation of prepaid meters in several areas under their authority, staff from the Electricity Company of Ghana in the Krobo District have begun several consumer engagement and education activities. The continuous education sessions have been conducted in a variety of ways to ensure that customers understand the working of the prepaid meters, including the use of media, an information van, and information leaflets.