The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Volta Region has installed pre-paid meters at the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) in Ho.

ECG
ECG

Other Departments and Agencies (MDAs) including Educational and Health Institutions would follow, a release signed by Mr Fred Baimbill-Johnson, the Public Relations Officer said.

It said “going by our plans we hope to achieve a 100 per cent roll out within the Ho and Hohoe Districts soon,” to be followed by other districts in the region.

The installation of the pre-paid meters, mandated by Government is expected to boost the revenue profile of the ECG.

The release said VRCC’s indebtedness to ECG stands at One Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand Ghana cedis (GH¢ 152, 000.00).

In September, the ECG resolved to cut power supply to all departments under the Council for non-payment of accumulated electricity bills.

The release said the management of the VRCC, however, met the ECG to negotiate terms of payment for the arrears.

Mr Sylvester Abrefa-Besea, Regional Commercial Manager of ECG, Volta, said the decision to install a pre-paid meter for the Council did not nullify the agreed schedule to settle the existing arrears.

“Installing a prepaid meter for the VRCC is mutually beneficial. While it makes it easy for ECG to collect our revenue; it prevents our customers from piling up debts”, he said.

As part of its aggressive revenue mobilization drive, ECG in the Volta Region cut power supply to some key MDAs in the Region, including the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and the Regional National Disaster Management Organization office.
GNA

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