On Thursday, July 13, 2023, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) shut off the electricity to the Treasure Island Hotel in Ada because the debt, which totaled GH379,775.95, had not been paid. The goal of this activity is to help ECG overcome its financial difficulties by maximising income. The business intends to make sure that every consumer pays their unpaid debts on time as part of a two-month campaign.
In order to avoid building up debts, Sakyiwaa Mensah, the ECG representative for the Tema Region, emphasised the need of consumers paying for the power they use. ECG employees visit clients as part of the Operation Zero campaign to inform clients about the company’s cashless system and how to use the Power App while also checking on the accuracy of metres and inspecting ECG installations.
Due to an unpaid debt of GH 219,184.42, the electricity grid was also cut off at the Aveyime Musahamat Banana Farm in addition to the Treasure Island Hotel. A debt of GH 63,801.22 threatened to disconnect the Aveyime Irrigation Project, while a debt of GH 71,102.11 threatened to disconnect the Ada Technical Institute.
ECG urges clients and members of the public to assist employees and grant access to all metres on their property. Customers are also encouraged to use debit cards or mobile money to make payments as the business moves towards cashless transactions.