ECG Announces One-Week Dumsor In Parts of Accra and Tema Starting May 8th

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has announced a one-week planned dumsor to hit Accra and Tema. According to the company, from today, May 8th till May 14th, parts of the capital and its environs would experience blackouts which we’ve fondly named ‘dumsor’. READ ALSO: I Hope You Deliver Safely – IG User Trolls Osebo … Read more

Confusion Reigns Among Prepaid Customers Regarding Government’s 50% Electricity Reduction Pledge – A Prime Time Clarification Is Needed

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Two weeks ago, President Akufo-Addo announced that as part of measures to combat the economic effects of the lockdown, government was going to absorb 50% of electricity costs for consumers who use over 50 kWh every month. Immediately the announcement went out, users of prepaid electricity started wondering whether they would be part of the … Read more

Controversial Preacher Sheperd Bushiri Charges Church Members to Watch Sermons from Home During Lockdown

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Controversial Malawian preacher based in South Africa, Sheperd Bushiri, known for performing the craziest miracles you can ever think of, is charging his church members money to watch his sermons from home during this lockdown. Followers of his church, the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) in South Africa, have to pay 80 rand for a monthly … Read more

‘We’ve Given You People Light But You Didn’t Buy Anything for Us, We Shall See’ – ‘ECG’ Responds After Medikal Buys New iPhone for Shatta Wale

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Are you enjoying no dumsor in your area? Personally I am so I can say ECG have been doing quite well of late. However, our greatest fear is the day they lose their minds and start dropping dumsor left and right once again. READ ALSO: Shatta Wale Receives iPhone 11 Pro From Medikal After Pleading … Read more

PURC Announces 11.7% Increase in Electricity Tariffs – Water Increase Coming Soon

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As if life wasn’t already hard enough for Ghanaians, there is a new price increase in electricity bills just around the horizon. In a press statement released Friday, June 21st, the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC) have announced that effective July 1st, there would be an 11.7% in electricity tariffs. READ ALSO: You Only … Read more

How ECG/PDS Stole Money From Bridget Otoo Through Their APP — READ

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Broadcaster Bridget Otoo has narrated how the app created by PDS to help customers conveniently pay their bills instead turned into a money stealing machine and stole her money without her receiving any service in return.

It’s only in Ghana that such things happen – instead of such electronic platforms making life easier for Ghanaians, it rather gives us more unnecessary headaches. And even the ones which work are burdened with unnecessary service charges, such as mobile money or mobile banking.

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VIDEO: Actress Bibi Bright Exposes ‘Corrupt’ ECG Official Who Charged Her Ridiculous Fee Before Replacing Her Faulty Meter

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Actress Bibi Bright who claims she campaigned for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken to her Instagram page to expose a ‘corrupt’ ECG official who charged her ridiculous fee before fixing her meter at home.

According to Bibi Bright, she challenged the ECG official after he charged her Ghc500 before changing her faulty meter.

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ECG Wants PURC To Increase Electricity Tarrifs By 38%

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The government managed to secure a tariff reduction for Ghanaians earlier this year when the latest tariff review was carried out by the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC), but that relief could prove to be shortlived and indeed, more damaging in the long run.

In the latest tariff review process, which is currently ongoing between the PURC and stakeholders in the sector including ECG, VRA, GRIDco and others, the national power distributor is asking for an increase in tariffs by as much as 38%.

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DKB 'Rapes' ECG Over Prepaid Credit Crisis Hitting Accra (Video)

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An angry Derrick Kobina Bonney (DKB), completely tore into the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in a video uploaded to social media complaining about the issue of lack of prepaid electricity.
Whilst ECG has successfully migrated several customers from the post paid system onto prepaid, they have now created a new crisis as in recent days their network has been down and people cannot buy credits to keep their electricity on.

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Pissed Off Customer Writes To ECG After Some Technicians Refused To Fix A Problem For Him Unless He Paid ‘Noko Fio’

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A pissed off ECG Customer has written a letter to the company’s top brass to complain after officials attempted to extort him before carrying out some repair works on his meter.

Kwame Owusu-Ansah of Abeka Lapaz posted his letter of frustration addressed to the branch manager of ECG at Achimota-St Johns.

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Energy Ministry Writes Two-Page Letter To Ghanaians Explaining The Dumsor And Its End

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In a recent time of the new NPP government, some part of Ghana has experienced an intermittent power supply and accordingly, some people have bitterly complained about the fear of the possible return of Dumsor. An energy supply canker during the infamous Mahama era that the NPP promised to fix when given the mandate.

READ ALSO: NPP Ashanti Regional Chairman Says The Dumsor Is A Sabotage By ECG

Good news from myjoyonline.com is that Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko has announced the end of the “intermittent power outages”, following a successful new deal the government has reached with Ivory Coast to increase its power supply to Ghana despite the US$60 million debt accrued by the country.

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ECG Workers Say Government Is Blocking The Release Of A Load Shedding Timetable – How Dumb Does The NDC Think We Are?

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We have been living in this ‘dumsor’ for the past few weeks, but somehow government expects us not to notice, for the mere fact that it has not officially declared it.
President Mahama a couple weeks ago said the current challenges would be solved and there would be no need for ‘dumsor’ to be declared, yet we are still suffering the power cuts and worse of all, there is no timetable for us to know how to plan our activities.

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Dumsor Is Officially Back Without The Decency Of A Time Table

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After not having light for 48 of the last 72 hours, I can officially declare that Dumsor (Can someone remind me of what the minister said we should call it?) is back.
And like all other things that is going haywire in this country, the Electricity Company of Ghana or GRIDCO or whoever is in charge of load shedding in this country wants us to cry our heart’s out before they officially announce it.

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President John Mahama Hints At Possible Privatisation Of The Electricity Company Of Ghana

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Amidst the ongoing brouhaha between the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) concerning electricity billing and tariffs, the president has asked Ghanaians to brace themselves for a possible privatization of ECG.
According to President John Mahama, “You fix a situation by taking risks. It is a risk we took when we deregulated telecommunications. If you are not ready to take risks then the world is not ready to make progress”.

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Government Agencies In The Western Region Owe ECG Ghc 18m

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Electricity Company of Ghana

Often times the currency change makes people not to appreciate so much the gravity of a certain amount. So in the interest of sensationalism, I have to point out that Ghc 18m is 180,000,000,000 old cedis.

Imagine if government itself, which should be the first to ensure that a national bulwark like ECG does not collapse, owes it this amount of money, in one region alone! It’s a miracle that there still exists an ECG at this point.

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DISGRACE: Accra Sports Stadium In Darkness Due To Owing ECG Ghc 240,000

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Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, Accra

They call it the nation’s Wembley, the national stadium. Yet looking at how it’s run, you wouldn’t know that. You would think it’s some backward stadium in some backward town, and nowhere near the nation’s capital.

Maintenance on the edifice is not run, nothing is done to keep it in shape. And now the latest challenge is in regards to power.

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