Bread&Wine to close down as ECG tells them to return to their country



An Italian restaurant and bakery operating in Ghana, Bread&Wine says it has been forced to close down because they cannot continue to pay the unreasonable amount of electricity bills from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

The company which is located at Osu in Accra, said it will stop operations at the end of March because it cannot continue paying the GHC 30,000 being charged by the ECG every month.

“Dear friends and clients, after receiving couple of electricity ECG bills, 30,000 Ghc/month (7,000 Euros/month), we are sorry to announce that Bread&Wine will close its doors at the end of March 2016,” the Facebook post said.

“We tried to explain to ECG that we are only using our ACs during lunch and diner time, therefore that consumption of electricity is impossible. Their answer was “if you are not happy, go back to your country” the post further said.

Meanwhile citifmonline.com has gathered the announcement has got the attention of some top government officials who are trying to intervene.

“People from the government are taking what happened to my restaurant very seriously. I received a call from someone very highly positioned and he apologised on behalf of ECG for what they had answered to me. I will be meeting with the head of ECG today [Thursday] probably. I can tell you that I’m very impressed how the matter is taken at heart,” the restaurant told citifmonline.com in a communication.

Below is the full Facebook post 

Dear friends and clients, after receiving couple of electricity ECG bills, 30,000 Ghc/month (7,000 Euros/month), we are sorry to announce that Bread&Wine will close its doors at the end of March 2016.

We tried to explain to ECG that we are only using our ACs during lunch and diner time, therefore that consumption of electricity is impossible. Their answer was “if you are not happy, go back to your country”.

So it is with a great sadness but a lot of fantastic memories that we took the decision to close down our venue.
We would like to thanks all of you for being part of our adventure and we hope to see you coming before the final closing.
Bread&Wine with love!

By: Marian Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana
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