ECG halts disconnection of GWCL in Volta Region over GH¢17m debt

The (ECG) has suspended its plan to disconnect the (GWCL) from the national power grid in the due to unpaid bills.

The GWCL was said to owe over GH¢17 million to the ECG. The decision was made after a meeting between the management of the two institutions.

ECG's Public Relations Officer in the Volta Region, Benjamin Obeng Antwi, disclosed that a payment plan has been established to guide debt repayment by the GWCL.

Antwi stated that the regional accountant had retrieved the bills of the GWCL, saying: “There is now a payment plan for the GWCL. So there is a clear roadmap for them to settle their bills. The regional accountant has come for their bills, so they said we will hear from them.”

He also disclosed that the Teaching Hospital had expressed its commitment to paying its debt, which caused the ECG to rescind its decision to disconnect the hospital.

“The notice of disconnection to the Ho Teaching Hospital expired on Monday. They responded to us by paying GH¢50,000 and promised to pay GH¢40,000 every month. So instead of disconnecting them yesterday, we met with them and gave them timelines to settle the debt,” said Antwi.

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