Ghana’s Revenue Protection Information Bureau (RPIB), a centre for information gathering on revenue leakage, has called for investigations into activities involving the Electricity Corporation of Ghana (ECG).
Illegal acts are depriving ECG of over 40 per cent of its revenue, said Alex Offei Agyeman, RPIB’s administrative manager.
“The irregular deals are taking place although ECG has put in place mechanisms to enhance efficiency in power delivery,” he said. “Our research indicates that the revenue loss is through the illegal activities of some members of the public with the aid of some personnel of ECG.”
ECG said that over the years, it has lost revenue through illegal connections, the theft of transformer oil, cables, meters and transformer fuses, and by-passing electricity meters.
“We wish to reiterate our call to the public to wake up and be on the lookout for these economic saboteurs. Members of the public should not be afraid to report the activities of such people to the authorities,” said ECG in a statement.
In separate news, Kobina Arthur-Forson, ECG’s regional director, has said the company has embarked on an electricity booster project to ensure a constant power supply in the Eastern Region.
A Norwegian company had been contracted for the job and had started installing power lines that would improve electricity supply in the New Juaben Municipality by the end of the month. The ECG is also upgrading power lines at Akyem Anyinam and Kwabeng from 11 kV to 33 kV and will add a substation, he said.
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