The Ashanti Regional Taskforce of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), in a joint operation last Monday night, arrested about 200 customers, 18 of whom had connected electricity illegally, at Abuakwa and Suame, after they had been disconnected.
The company realised about GH¢90,000 after they were charged GH¢1,000 each for the illegal reconnection, and GH¢600 as penalty.
Madam Grace Garshon, Ashanti Regional Public Relations Manager, explained that the billing and revenue task force of the ASBU embarked on the exercise towards improving revenue mobilisation and reduction of commercial losses.
As part of the terms and reference, the Taskforce would undertake night monitoring to ensure that customers, who do self reconnection after they had been disconnected, were apprehended by the police.
She stated that about 27 recalcitrant customers had been apprehended within a period of two weeks by the police for the offence.
Madam Garshong stressed that the aim of the exercise was to stop the intractable behaviour of some customers, and to also ensure a reliable and sustainable power supply to residents in the Ashanti Region.
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