The Electricity Company of Ghana has offered customers within the Krobo District five years repayment period to clear all their indebtedness to the company instead of the initial two-year arrangement.
ECG Tema Regional General Manager, Emmanuel Akinie, who announced this at a stakeholder’s engagement at Krobo-Odumase explained that the new repayment arrangement is a result of a series of meetings and pleas from the indebted customers. He added that ECG Management had ring-fenced the debt instead of running to 2014, adding that now customers who are in debt have up to 2017 to clear the debt.
Mr. Akinie said the ECG Management also decided to set aside the migration of the existing debt unto prepaid meters as often done, as a special offer for the Krobo customers.
He said they would ”sit with every customer to determine how much must be paid on a monthly or weekly basis depending on how flexible it would be for the customer and ECG”.
According to the GNA, ECG has been undergoing the process of replacing all post-paid meters with pre-paid in the Krobo district with a pre-installation survey on about 3,000 meters in the Kpong and Kporgunor area.
Mr. Akinie said the exercise would be extended to the other areas. According to him, the first 25 customers who were now using pre-paid meters in the district could testify to the effect that they had been able to purchase power successfully, an indication that their prepaid meters were not being used to manage the debts from the Post-Paid Meters.