Management of the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited in a flyer on Monday, November 14, 2022, has sent a word of caution to individuals engaging in illegal connection.
The ECG has said that it has the authority to persecute persons engaged in illegal acts within the ECG network by an Executive Instrument (EI) 38 of the appointment of public persecution instrument (2010).
The general public is encouraged to report any act of illegal connection to the nearest ECG office or call the Task-force on 0551444011 for an informant reward of six percent (6%) of the surcharged amount upon confirmation of the crime. The identities of informants will remain strictly confidential.
It also gave some safety measures on unplugging electrical appliances which are not in use. Unplugging electrical appliances when not in use is one of the easiest electrical safety precautions to ignore. Unplugging unused gadgets safeguard them from overheating or power surges in addition to saving electricity by lowering any phantom drain (the amount of energy the gadgets uses even when not in use).
Damaged power cords pose a significant threat to domestic electrical safety because they can catch fire and electrocute people. Every extension cord and power should be routinely inspected for signs of fraying and cracking and then repaired or replaced as necessary.
See flyer below;