ECG assumes full operation after PDS deal cancellation

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019

The Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG) has announced it has “assumed full operational and financial control of the electricity distribution business in the Southern Zone of Ghana with immediate effect."

This comes after government’s termination of its concession agreement with Power Distribution Services (PDS) on claims of fraud.

In a statement copied Ghanaweb, ECG said “All stakeholders and customers should therefore engage ECG in their normal business activities which include but are not limited to metering, billing, distribution of bills, bill reconciliation, revenue collection, new service connections, disconnections and reconnections, faulty meter replacements, network faults and repairs, network operations, maintenance, expansion and rehabilitation, complaints and fault reporting to the call centres, and any other related services.

” It further directed that "all payments in respect of power purchases and other related activities should take place at ECG Regional and District Offices, ECG existing Customer Service Centres, ECG licensed vending stations, ECG operated Cash Points and ECG authorised Banks.

"Accordingly, all cheques issued in respect of power purchases and other related activities should be in the sole name of Electricity Company of Ghana Limited.

All assets currently in the name of PDS revert to ECG with immediate effect and will be rebranded in accordance with the decision over the next few weeks."