Obaa’s Golden Plaza Hotel, a hospitality facility at New Abirem has been surcharged with an amount of GH₵58,544.41, being the cost of energy recovered from an illegal connection.
It is expected to settle its total indebtedness of GH₵546,544.41 to the Electricity Company before being re-connected.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) disconnected Obaa’s Golden Plaza, operating at New Abirem in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region for engaging in illegal connection.
Power supply to the facility was disconnected after the ECG detected an illegal metre by-pass last Thursday following a surveillance of the hotel by the Loss Control Unit of the power distribution company.
The discovery of the illegal connection came a day after the Company had extended a one-month moratorium to its customers who have indulged in any form of illegal activities to own up and visit the ECG offices for amicable settlement to avoid prosecution.
The General Manager of Eastern Regional ECG, Ing. Michael Baah, who made this known in Koforidua on Monday, July 25, 2022, said the Company will not relent on its efforts to chase individuals and organisations that have engaged in illegal connection in the region.
According to him, the Revenue Protection Unit in the Region, has the mandate to inspect all metres in the region to expose illegal power consumers for naming and shaming as was stipulated in the Moratorium.
“This should serve as a warning to all those who have indulged in any form of illegality. We are coming for you. There is no way you can escape our radar, and once you are arrested, we will hand you over to the law enforcement agencies for prosecution”, he added.
By Yvonne Neequaye|Eastern Region|Onuaonline.com