Power supply to the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi has been disconnected by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

Baba Yara
Baba Yara

The stadium owed the ECG a staggering amount of GH?214,000, Erasmus Kyere Baidoo, the Communications Manager of ECG, Ashanti Region, said.

He disclosed that the debt had accumulated for some time now and the ECG decided to cut power supply to the stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. Kyere Baidoo stated that power supply to the stadium would only be restored when the debt is paid in full.

This therefore means that no event could take place in the night at the Baba Yara Stadium henceforth, until power is restored.

Mr. Kyere Baidoo observed that only four out of 10 customers of the ECG willingly pay for the power used.

According to him, the ECG usually had to chase most of its customers before they would pay for services rendered to them.

This behavior, he bemoaned, usually had adverse effects on the overall performance of the ECG.

Mr. Kyere Baidoo announced that the Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI) had also been plunged into darkness for owing the ECG GH?329,000.

He said Owari Mines and Konongo Odumase Mines owed the ECG GH?147,000 and GH?94,000, respectively.

Mr. Kyere Baidoo said the ECG had sent men to the two aforementioned mines, and ?if they fail to settle the debt, power supply would be cut.?

The ECG Communications Director noted that power supply had been restored to the Kumasi Polytechnic even though it owed the ECG a whopping GH?3million.

He said the ECG had given the Kumasi Polytechnic a two-week grace period to settle GH?625,000, being the light bill from January till now.

Mr. Kyere Baidoo warned that the ECG would cut power supply to the Kumasi Polytechnic if it fails to abide by this new directive.

He said the ECG had formed special teams that would be visiting every nook and cranny of the country to demand money from people and organizations that owe them.

According to him, the ECG would sustain the exercise from now till the end of the year.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi


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