ECG is poised to improve power supply

The Tema Regional branch of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has initiated a number of projects estimated at GH¢80 million to improve power supply within the Metropolis.

Mr Felix Fiebor, Regional Director of ECG, who announced this at a “Meet-the-Press” in Tema, said under a French credit, the construction of four sub-stations at Kpone, Community 25, Santeo and Afienya/Mobole, which were on-going would cost ECG GH¢18.4 million.

Mr Fiebor said, the construction of the Smelter Two Bulk Supply Point at New Tema and Nungua, also on-going, would cost the company an additional GH¢8.2 million.

He said some of the other on-going projects include, the construction of the Akuse Junction Switching Station and Primary Sub-Stations at Dawhenya, New Nubgua and Kpone Industrial Area, all estimated at eight million Ghana Cedis.

The ECG Regional Director intimated that by the end of the year, 95 per cent of existing credit meters for ECG’s 95,440 customer population in the Tema Metropolis, would be replaced with pre-paid meters.

He expressed concern about power theft or illegal connections, and said the company’s total assessment from January to December 2010 stood at GH¢1,018,617.51 and that as at February 18 this month, as much as GH¢729,286.88 of that total amount, had been paid leaving a balance of GH¢289,330.63.

Mr Fiebor urged the public to volunteer information for the arrest of people involved in power theft, assuring informants that a reward of six per cent of all illegal units recovered, would be paid to them.

He also urged the public to see ECG’s assets as their own, and help to protect them, pledging the company’s preparedness to restore outage incidences as and when they occurred.

Source: GNA

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