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ECG disconnects Accra Academy over GH¢400,000 debt

February 20, 2024
ECG disconnects Accra Academy over GH¢400,000 debt
Accra Academy

The (ECG) has confirmed that Accra Academy Senior High School was disconnected from the power grid due to an outstanding debt of GH¢400,000.

The disconnection occurred on Monday, February 19, resulting in a power outage at the school premises. Some on-campus also reportedly experienced disconnection.

However, a teacher, speaking anonymously, clarified that the school itself is not directly responsible for settling the debt, and they are unaware of the specific amount owed to the power distribution company.

In an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show, Paul Agraga, the head of prosecution at ECG, explained that the disconnection is part of an ongoing initiative to recover outstanding payments owed to the company.

He emphasized that the disconnection was not specifically targeted at Academy but is part of a broader operation to address outstanding debts owed to ECG by various entities, including homes, businesses, and institutions.

Agraga dismissed allegations of deliberate targeting, stating, “The no-free consumption does not discriminate at all, and once you owe, you will be disconnected. It does not matter whether it is or a security service because we also owe people that we have to pay.”

The situation highlights the importance of timely payment of utility bills and the consequences of non-payment on institutions and public facilities.

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