The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Volta Region Thursday cut electricity supply to a number of public institutions including the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s (GBC’s) transmission station at Amedzofe for non-payment of electricity bills.
The disconnection has taken GBC’s television and radio transmission off air in the region.
The regional secretariat of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and some health facilities were also disconnected.
Tigo, Airtel and Glo telecommunication companies also suffered the same fate.
Mr Sylvester Abrefa-Besa, Volta Regional Commercial Manager of ECG said the Company was “forced” to take such an action to retrieve monies owed it.
Mr Joseph Mensah Forson, General Manager of ECG, Volta, said the indebtedness of some public and private institutions and individuals was having a negative impact on the Company’s operations and served notice that the Company would not relent in efforts at making defaulters pay for power they have used.
He said a new phase of the campaign would target customers, who were illegally tapping power from the Company.
Last week, ECG reportedly issued final demand notices to some high defaulting individuals and state owned enterprises, threatening to either take legal action against them or disconnect them if they failed to settle all outstanding debts.