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Accra Academy Disconnected From Power Supply over ECG Debt

Authorities at the ECG say the debt owed was from June 2023, and that it has been forced to carry a disconnection exercise due to inconsistent debt repayment.

One of Ghana’s top Senior High Schools, Accra Academy, on Monday evening, faced a blackout following a disconnection by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) for not paying a GH¢400,000 power consumption debt.

Authorities at the ECG say the debt owed was from June 2023, and that it has been forced to carry a disconnection exercise due to inconsistent debt repayment.

“The problem ECG finds itself in is consistent debt. And every month, our debt profile is different. So we have to be more aggressive because we have bills to pay. We have issues so we have to be less compassionate, unfortunately,” Laila Abubakari, a Spokesperson for the power distribution company said.

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But teachers say it wasn’t just the school’s post-paid meters that were disconnected. They are concerned that their bungalows, which are powered by pre-paid meters were also affected.

“As teachers in the institution, we pay our own electricity. Every teacher occupying a bungalow pays his or her electricity. And the unfortunate thing is that we are on prepaid. and all teachers have been disconnected. Should that be the case?,” a teacher speaking on anonymity said.

Like all other second-cycle public institutions, the Accra Academy’s electricity payment process is handled by the Free SHS Secretariat. At the time of filing this report, the Secretariat had yet to comment on the matter.

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