Covering areas such as Apegusu, Mpakadan, Asikuma, and more, the project, running from November 6 to December 11, 2023, focuses on assessing the functionality of postpaid meters and addressing unpaid bills.
According to Mr. William D. K. A. Ahenkorah, the Juapong ECG District Manager, the primary objective is to ensure that postpaid meters are accurately read and in proper working condition.
He emphasized the importance of customers settling their bills promptly to avoid disconnection and accumulating debts.
“The exercise is being carried out within our jurisdiction because the communities within the district are postpaid customers,” stated Mr. Ahenkorah, highlighting the targeted nature of the initiative.
Despite encountering some challenges, such as non-access to meters located within unattended customer compounds, Mr. Ahenkorah reported overall cooperation from customers. In cases of inaccessible meters, ECG officials have taken additional measures, visiting at separate times to maintain the integrity of the readings.
Mr. Ahenkorah issued a plea to customers with outstanding bills, urging them to settle their dues promptly to prevent service disconnection.
He also reminded customers to refrain from illegal connections, emphasizing that power theft is a punishable offense under Ghanaian law.
“Engaging in power theft is punishable by a fine by the courts when caught and prosecuted,” reiterated Mr. Ahenkorah, underscoring the legal consequences of unauthorized connections.