ECG commences installation of 40,000 meters in W/R

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has begun the installation of 40,000 new prepaid meters in the Western Region.
So far, customers at New Site, Takoradi, New Takoradi, Essikado, Sekondi Market, Shama and Apremdo have been served.
“We are deploying 40,000 prepaid meters for distribution to customers in the Western Region and installations are ongoing,” the Regional General Manager, Mr Emmanuel Justice Ofori, told The Spectator on Wednesday.
He assured that all customers who have applied for the services would be served.
Mr Ofori explained that the arrangement was to clear a backlog of requests, address challenges of replacing faulty meters, old post-paid meters and also improve services.
“Management has signed a contract with MBH, an Indian prepaid meter manufacturer based in Ghana, and delivery starts from now to the end of the year. So far, installations have been successful,” he added.
The Regional Manager told The Spectator that ECG would also replace all faulty meters with prepaid meters, “depending on the areas that will be selected.”
Mr Ofori hoped the arrival of the new prepaid meters would ensure that delays in connections to ECG services would be reduced.
He indicated that regional staff had been trained ahead of the changes.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of ECG in the Western Region, Mr Benjamin Quarcoo, said distribution of the new prepaid meters would be done on a ‘first -come first-serve bases.
“All customers who have applied for prepaid meters in other areas will also get theirs soon,” Mr Quarcoo said.
From Clement Adzei Boye, Takoradi

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