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ECG to Cut Power to Korle Bu, Ridge, 89 Other Hospitals

Our sources indicate that the national task force would cut power 48 hours after these hospitals received notice.

Over 91 hospitals including major referral hospitals such as Korle Bu and 37 Military hospital are at risk of disconnection from the national electricity grid. According to the Electricity Company of Ghana, these hospitals owe the company about GH₵261 million.

According to Joy News sources, the national task force would cut power 48 hours after these hospitals received notice.

The Police Hospital, Pantang Hospital, Lekma Hospital, University of Ghana Hospital, La General Hospital and Ridge Hospital are also among top hospitals to experience the power cut.

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Others include Dodowa District Hospital, Achimota Hospital, Kwabenya Hospital, Kpeve Government Hospital, Ho Teaching Hospital, Keta Municipal Hospital, Sogakope District Hospital, Bator Hospital, Kpong Health Centre, Municipal Hospital (Tema), Polyclinic (Nungua), Nsawam Hospital, Cape Coast Municipal Hospital, Trauma Hospital (Winneba), Winneba Government Hospital, Ministry of Health Hospital, Asamankese Hospital, Koforidua SDA Hospital, Agogo Hospital, Manhyia Government Hospital and Fomena Government Hospital.

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The highlighted hospitals in the Greater Accra Region alone owe a total of about GH₵66 million. In the Volta Region, the hospitals owe about 15 million Ghana cedis while those in the Eastern region owe about GH₵21 million and about GH₵22 million owed in the Western Region.

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As part of measures to revamp revenue mobilisation, the Electricity Company of Ghana has embarked on aggressive power cuts of debtors in both private and public sectors. Government institutions like the Accra Sports Stadium, Parliament, and the Accra Academy School have all been affected.

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