Eastern Region ECG warns customers over use of illegal meters

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Eastern Region has cautioned residents in the region to be wary of unscrupulous people making frantic efforts to infiltrate the electricity distribution network with illegal meters.

Mr Michael Baah, General Manager, Eastern Region, said two persons have been arrested in New Abirem District, while, three persons have also been arrested in Suhum District in connection with illegal meters and we’re currently assisting the Police in investigations.

‘The company is therefore sending a strong signal to all people involved in such acts to stop

Mr Baah who was speaking during a press briefing in Koforidua explained that such illegal meters were also fake and have been affixed with stickers to appear as though it was coming from ECG.

He said the power company during investigation detected that such meters were of very low quality.

After installation on the blind side of the Company, the Company is not able to bill them thereby increasing system losses to the company over the years,‘’ he said.

He also said samples detected in the New Abirem were molded in such a way that they could easily cause electrocution when touched by unsuspecting customers.

GNA

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