ECG increases charges today

ECG increases charges today for most of its services.

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has through a flyer, announced an increase in charges for consumers effective Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

The charges according to the document have been approved by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC).

Although we are yet to see the announcement officially on ECG’s social media pages many Ghanaians feel the charges are exorbitant and find it hard to believe.

The flyer titled new service connection charges contained the new charges of services like;

Meter replacement for both 1-phase and 3-phase which free, for a three-phase meter, will pay GH¢1, 920, instead of the previous GH¢700.

A one pole extension for single-phase, is now 2,920, whilst 3-phase is 4,420.00

The others are Straight service with pole, separate meter, post SHEP straight, Additional load.

Meanwhile, Pathologist, Dr. Lawrence Edusei has said that the postmortem he performed on the body of late Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, J.B Danquah-Adu has been stolen by thieves.

He told the High Court in Accra that the postmortem results got missing after thieves broke into his home.

In court on Monday, January 31 2022, when defence lawyer Yaw Dankwah questioned him under cross-examination as to why he conducted the examination in 2016 but his report in evidence points to February 2018, the Pathologist pointed to a burglary in his home

“After the post moterm, I typed the report on my PC. In 2016, while I was at a conference in Germany, thieves broke into my house and packed everything. Because we do have the same information in the Police Hospital, I accessed it in 2018”, the pathologist explained to the court.

JB Danquah Adu was stabbed to death on the night of Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at his Shiashie residence in Accra.