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Meter Shortage Hits ECG

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has been flailing around customers who are in demand for new meters.

Consumers are given flimsy excuses when they visit offices of the company to request for new meters.

However, information gathered by the PUBLISHER newspaper indicates that the company has run out of meters.

In an interview with a complainant who resides at Flamingo, in Accra, Mr. Nene Tei Kaketoo, said he was told by a representative at the ECG office that the company has run out of meters, after several request for his faulty meter to be changed.

According to him, his meter has been running more than necessary causing him to spend more on electricity.

“They told me that my meter is faulty and that is why it was running more than necessary. They admitted they will come and change but they never came. I visited there again then I was told by a lady in charge of complains that they have run out of meters”, he disclosed.

He stressed that, he was given some numbers to call to find out when meters are available.

It is devastating to know that a whole State-owned electricity company whose vision statement of providing quality and regular power supply to its clients, has run out of meters in the country.

The quality of service provided by the company to consumers is questionable.

Many customers have been complaining bitterly about how fast these meters are running but nothing seems to have been done about the situation.

Consumers are left with no solution to their problems, but to continually spend more on electricity due to their faulty meters.

14% Reduction in Electricity Tariffs

In a related issue, non-residential users of electricity in the country, would from January this year enjoy an average of 14% reduction in electricity tariffs.

This was announced by the President, Akufo-Addo on Monday, at the opening of the 8th Salon Academy of the National Association of Beauticians and Hairdressers, held at the Mensah Sarbah Hall, University of Ghana, Legon.

According to him, “from January this year, the non-residential tariff rate, which is the rate which includes all of you here, is being reduced by an average of 14%. For barbers, it is being reduced by 18%; for hairdressers and beauticians, 15.7%, and for tailors, 9.8%.”

By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum/ thePublisher

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