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ECG Launches Reward Program to Combat Electricity Theft

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has launched a reward program to encourage residents to report unauthorized power connections in their communities. Managing Director, Samuel Dubik Mahama, announced the initiative at a press conference on Thursday, May 4, 2023. The program offers a 6% reward of the total debt for any illicit connection that is reported and exposed by citizens. Mr. Mahama urged Ghanaians to use this as a means to help ECG and emphasized that the company belongs to everyone and not just one person.

The Managing Director also reported that ECG had been successful in recovering more than GH₵3.1 billion from defaulting customers over the past few weeks. The company aims to recover GH₵5.7 billion from people and businesses who have not paid for the power they have used during its one-month revenue mobilization campaign. As part of this exercise, both public and private institutions were compelled to pay a portion of their outstanding debt to maintain their connection. Some institutions, who made a pledge to pay off their debts, were left connected to the national grid.

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Electricity theft is a major problem in Ghana, and the ECG has been working to combat it. The reward program is just one of the many steps taken by the company to curb electricity theft. The ECG has also intensified its monitoring efforts, and illegal connections are being removed regularly. The company is urging citizens to support their efforts by reporting any suspicious or unauthorized power connections.

For the most part, the ECG’s efforts to combat electricity theft have been successful, and they are confident that the reward program will encourage more Ghanaians to report illicit connections. This initiative will not only help to reduce electricity theft but also ensure that the company is able to recover the revenue owed to it. The ECG remains committed to providing reliable and affordable electricity to Ghanaians and is working hard to achieve this goal.

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