Mass illegal connection in Kpong-Lorlornyor; MP’s house disconnected

A combined team of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and military personnel have disconnected illegal power connections by residents at Kpong-Lorlornyor in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region.

The ECG discovered that several prepaid customers had cut the prepaid lines and connected directly to the main power lines, resulting in the power consumed not being captured by the prepaid meters.

Several of the perpetrators who heard of the disconnection exercise left their homes before the team got there.

Summons letters were given to those met to appear at the District ECG office at Somanya for further action.

One woman alleged: “I don’t know our prepaid meter has been disconnected and joined to the main meters until I was informed this morning by the team.”

The team also cut power lines connecting power to the house of the Lower Manya Constituency MP, Okletey Terlabi, at Odumase.

He is suspected to have also illegally reconnected power from the meter for an occupant of his house.

The MP was absent at the time of the exercise.

By Yvonne Neequaye||Ghana

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