Kejetia Cut Off By ECG
The New Kejetia Market’s power supply has been reduced in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region’s capital.
According to reports, The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) made that audacious move on Wednesday due to a GH5 million debt.
The facility was alleged to owe the power supply company that enormous sum as a result of unpaid light bills.
According to sources, the ECG has repeatedly urged the facility’s managers to pay but to no avail.
To avoid escalating power debt, the ECG decided to disconnect Kejetia from the national grid on Wednesday.
The location appeared to be unusually dark even during the day, according to checks done by the newspaper on Thursday.
In response, Kejetia is no longer safe, according to Nana Prempeh, a prominent dealer.
“The place is looking very dark ever since the ECG cut power supply to Kejetia, and it put our safety at great risk. If power supply is not restored by 3pm on Thursday, we shall ask all the traders to pack their goods and leave. We will only return to Kejetia after the power supply has been restored,” Nana Prempeh informed journalists.
He added that “this is the cause of the problem” and that it is unreasonable for Kejetia, which has over 7,000 establishments, to have just one meter.
To solve the problem of power debt, Nana Prempeh pleaded with the relevant authorities to install meters in each store.