Wontumi TV, Radio disconnected by ECG over power theft

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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has cut power to Wontumi radio and television in Kumasi Monday morning, May 6, 2022, over GHC25, 000 power theft.

The radio and TV stations of the popular politician and re-elected Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako are off.

According to the Ashanti Regional Manager of ECG, Mr. David Asamoah, they would file a suit against the media organization for power theft.

“When the issue of the power theft came to my attention we negotiated for them to make an upfront payment of at least 50 percent of the total debt by the end of Wednesday 1st June 2022 but they have failed to honour their promise.

So I even directed my task force to go and disconnect the station yesterday unfortunately I couldn’t follow it up because I didn’t go to work yesterday. I will go to work today to ensure we disconnect them. I told the general manager yesterday when we spoke on the issue,” Mr. Asamoa hinted.

The ECG Regional Manager denied reports he is covering up for some influential personalities because of their political affiliation.

“Though the act is criminal and thievery it’s also important to apply human face when dealing with your clients because we are in business together that’s why we gave them a grace period to should commitment in settling the issue,’’ he explained.