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ECG Embarks on Massive Disconnection & Prosecution of Defaulters and Illegal Users. ECG Embarks on Massive Disconnection & Prosecution of Defaulters and Illegal Users.

The Ashanti regional branch of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has embarked on massive disconnection exercise of illegal connectors and customers who failed to pay their bills in the Ashanti region.

Mr. Erasmus Kyere Baidoo, Ashanti regional Public Relations Manager, explained that, the company has declared the months of September and October as revenue collection or mobilization months to ensure that any customer who owes the company pays or gets disconnected from the national grid.

He said anyone who would be arrested for illegal connection or refusing to pay his/her bills will pay a penalty and get prosecuted, and for that matter entreated every customer of the company to do what is expected of them by paying their bills appropriately.

According to him, a large chunk of customers owe the company but are refusing to pay. He says it is unsustainable to continue providing power without commensurate revenue.

He stated that the ECG buys the power from their suppliers and only distributes same to customers.

He disclosed that his outfit will be moving from house to house in the months of September and October to check meters and ensure those into illegal connection and those accumulating bills are denied power and charged.

He hints the ECG will also use the opportunity to capture those using Self Help Electrification Project meters, do mapping and survey to ensure that all meters with customers are captured in their database.

Two Onion Sellers Have Been Killed In Kumasi Two Onion Sellers Have Been Killed In Kumasi

Two onions sellers died instantly on Tuesday at the Anloga Onions market in Kumasi after they were run over by Toyota Camry with registration number GC 394-13.

The deceased only known as Barkisu and Tawiah, are onion sellers near the market where the vehicle is said to have crashed whilst moving at top speed.

According to eyewitnesses, the women were busy with their usual activities when the car ran over five of them killing two with the other three currently receiving treatment at various health facilities including Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

“We heard the women crying and shouting to our surprise, it was a serious accident,” said an eyewitness.

One of the bodies has since been buried at the Old Tafo cemetery in Kumasi.

The vehicle has been towed to Oforikrom police station while investigation continues.

Kumasi Trainee Teachers Go On Demo Kumasi Trainee Teachers Go On Demo

A group of some teacher trainees on Tuesday hit the streets in Kumasi to protest against governments bid to make examination licencing a requirement to teach. The group claim that the intended examination is a strategy by government to cut down the employment of teachers and deny them and their dependants of their livelihood. The group, numbering about 500 converged on the premises of the Wesley College of Education at New Tafo (Krofrom), paraded through some principal streets in the Kumasi metropolis and presented their petition to the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council. Read More

KMA Manhyia North And South Metro Council Members Sworn In KMA Manhyia North And South Metro Council Members Sworn In

Manhyia North and South Sub-Metro District Councils, under the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has sworn in their elected Council Members and their chairpersons to steer the affairs of the councils at Sepe and Ashanti New Town respectively. The 17 member council of Manhyia North Sub-Metro District Council consisted of seven elected Assembly members, five government appointees and five unit committee members. Read More

Foase Killings- Committee Finally Presents Report To Otumfuo Foase Killings- Committee Finally Presents Report To Otumfuo

The committee set up by the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) to investigate circumstances surrounding the killing of four Foase youth in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of Ashanti region has finally presented its report to the Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II. The Deputy Minister of Ashanti region, Elizabeth Agyeman, Mayor of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Osei Assibey Antwi and the Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Kofi Dzamesi led representatives from the National Security Council to the Manhyia palace to present their findings. Read More

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