The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has threatened to disconnect the University of Ghana within 72 hours over a GHC 33 million debt. The university had 72 hours to pay the debt or face being disconnected from the national grid, according to the power distributor.
According to reports, UG has two metering systems, with a total deficit of the amount. On both meters, the institution owes GHC 10,926,147.53 and GHC 22,102,459.04.
From to Citi News in Accra, the University’s most recent large payment was around GHC 10.5 million in January 2021, according to their sources.
Aside from the University of Ghana, ECG had earlier threatened to cut power to some state institutions like the Ministry of Finance, Economic and Organised Crime Office ( EOCO) over their inability to settle their debt of GHC 421,038.02 and the Internal Audit Agency with a GHC545,740.68 debt as of April 1, 2022.
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