The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has launched a special national operation that will effect 29 private and governmental organizations owed GHC120 million by the company.
The Ghana Airport, the University of Ghana, the Accra International Conference Center (AICC), the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Butler Lines, Parliament, the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation are among the institutions involved (GBC).
The University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA), the Internal Audit Agency, the Judicial Service, the Kofi Annan Center of Excellence, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Communication, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the National Information, Technology, Women, and Gender Ministry, Sports Flood Lights, and the United Nations Development Programme are among the others (UNDP).
According to report, some of the institutions have multiple electricity meters and owing as much as GHC45 million. Despite receiving disconnection letters from ECG, they have demonstrated no commitment to settling their debt.
Some members of Parliament may also be cut off from the national grid if they do not pay their bills.
The National Disconnection Taskforce is also on the lookout for meter bypass (illegal connections), which leads to electricity theft and a loss of income for ECG.
Last week, some institutions were disconnected and then restored when an agreement on a payment schedule was reached.
Over power theft, certain private hostels in the UPSA enclave and a local diner in East Legon have been disconnected.