The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has been successful in its nationwide disconnection exercise to recoup millions of cedi debts from both private and public companies.
The exercise has been non-selective and many big names in the public sector, along with some private institutions, have all fallen victim to it.
Earlier reports had listed institutions such as the Parliament of Ghana, the Ghana Airports Company, the Ho Airport, the Ho Technical University, the Ghana Revenue Authority office in the Volta region, the B Plus Steel Company, and the Ho branch of KFC as some of the major institutions that had been victims of the exercise.
The list has since increased substantially. Recent additions include the Ministry of Energy, Sunyani Magistrate Court, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Kumasi Central Police Station, Accra Digital Center, 2,000 houses at Koiman-New Site over fake meters, and the official residence of Amansie South DCE over an illegal connection.
According to a report on April 18, 2022, the ECG has been able to retrieve half of its total debts after embarking on the nationwide revenue mobilisation exercise.
The one-month exercise was to retrieve a total of GH¢5.7 billion from its customers, including domestic users, businesses, organizations, ministries, departments, and state agencies for power already consumed from 2022.