The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), recovered GH¢16.4 million from stolen power between January and June this year.
The money was retrieved from 2,452 illegal connections and 7,544 other anomalies, such as non-payment of bills.
ECG organized Eight Engineers Forum yesterday in Accra where Mr David Boadi Asamoah, The General Manager of the Revenue Protection Division of the ECG told this.
ECG Officials recovered the money, after they had visited 301,299 meters in the period translating into 27,833,108 KWh of power.
Aim of the Eight Engineers Forum was to upgrade the skills of engineers of the ECG.
Mr Asamoah explained that some of the anomalies, such as delay in serving electricity bills, were caused by the ECG but some of the customers paid up when they were requested to.
He said illegal connections remained one of the major challenges ECG facing.
He said, as part of its efforts to reduce the losses, stem revenue leakages, as well as identifies energy theft.
ECG adopted and implemented strategies such as the segregation of customers according to activity and unannounced review of payments updates.
He added that ECG officials faced challenges such as customers refusing to stick on to payment schedules and culprits who reconnected after officials had disconnected their power.
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