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Former Deputy Trade Minister’s house disconnected by ECG

As Robert Ahomka-Lindsey owes over GH₵33,806 

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has disconnected power supply to the residence of Mr. Robert Ahomka-Lindsey, Former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, and the La Nkwantanan-Madina Municipal Assembly for failing to pay their electricity debts of  GH₵33,806 and GH₵362, 161 respectively.

The disconnection exercise was carried out in Accra on Thursday, June 1,  2023,  when the ECG Accra East revenue mobilisation team led by a Board Member, Mr. Francis Awua-Kyeremanten stormed the residence of the Deputy Minister and the premises of the Municipal Assembly separately in demand of payment of their bills.

Former Deputy Trade Minister’s house disconnected

At the Deputy Minister’s residence, the team disconnected the electricity supply to the house from the service pole after occupants of the house denied them access. According to ECG’s records, Mr. Ahomka-Lindsey’s last payment was made in January, 2023 .

The  La Nkwantan-Madina Municipal Assembly, however, managed to make a payment of GH₵20,000  when the team visited their premises but was disconnected due to their huge indebtedness.

Additionally, two subsidiaries of the A&C Mall were also disconnected over a debt of GH₵97,712.

The team further gave a one-week ultimatum to the Madina Polyclinic and the Madina Health Care to settle their debts of GH₵152,165 and GH₵65,000 respectively to avoid disconnection.

Speaking after the exercise, the ECG Board Member stated that ECG needs to boost its revenue collection to be able to pay for its operational cost and the power producers and emphasised the need for Ghanaians to prioritise the payment of electricity bills.

He added that” “we would no longer tolerate accumulated debts, all our customers must stay current on their bills and we will ensure that no customer owes us going forward”.

He, therefore, urged all ECG customers to endeavour to pay their bills promptly as ECG will continue to pursue recalcitrant customers to demand payment of bills.

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