The Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Rev William Hutton-Mensah, has inaugurated a GH¢1.4-million office complex for the company at New Edubiase in the Ashanti Region.
The complex is made up of offices for fault management, revenue collection, meter reading and bill distribution, new services, separate meter and network maintenance.
Since 2007, the company had operated from rented premises.
Before opening the office, Mr Hutton-Mensah noted that the ECG was aware that it would take more than beautiful buildings to satisfy the customer, for which reason it was undertaking major projects in the Ashanti Region to meet the ever-increasing demand of customers.
The projects, he said, included reconfiguration of the existing 11kv network; the construction of two by 40 MVA 33kv circuit from Barekese to Offinso, two by 60 MVA 33kv double circuit tower to inter-primary and switching stations in the Central, Eastern and Ashanti regions.
The rest are the conversion of the Ejiso 33kv outdoor substation to a 33kv substation; the construction of a new two by 20/26 MVA 33kv outdoor substation at Konongo and the injection of numerous transformers at various operating strategic locations.
Mr Hutton-Mensah said those projects would culminate in reliable supply of energy, operating flexibility, reduction in system losses, improved quality of supply and increased capacity to meet new energy demands.
A Divisional Chief of the Edubiase Traditional Area, Nana Ekua Dwum, expressed concern over the billing system of the ECG and cited instances when she had been billed more than what she normally consumed.
Nana Dwum said the area had a hospital, where the doctors undertook major operations, noting that lives might be lost when, in the middle of an operation, the ECG cut power to the area.
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