Forewin Ghana Faces Prosecution Over Power Theft

Forewin Ghana Limited, the largest distribution company in the country, is set to be prosecuted by the Electricity Company of Ghana for power theft.

Ismael Tetteh Oku, acting Manager of Revenue Protection for ECG and the Head of the Technical Investigative Unit told Starr News that Forewin tampered with their meter and were only paying for one third of power being consumed.

“When we opened the meter we realized that two of the CTE cables had been disconnected and as a result they were only paying for one third of their consumption…so we served them notice and disconnected them,” Mr. Oku said.

The Company has since been surcharged an amount of GHC205, 303.35 the amount equivalent to 12 months of power theft.

“This can cause dumsor [power outage] because when we don’t have the money to buy crude or pay VRA to generate the power that we all require, we go through the same suffering.

“This is an illegality so the full surcharged amount would have to be paid and per our procedures they would be taken through prosecution so they face the consequences,” Mr. Oku added.

He entreated power consumers to desist from connecting power illegally, stating that anyone caught would be severely dealt with.

Meanwhile, some management members of Forewin Ghana have stated that they had no knowledge of the illegal connection.

Forewin has been operating in the country since 1998.

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