The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has disconnected Best Crystal Hostel from the national grid. 

The power distributor said the hostel has stolen power for the past three years amounting to ¢400,000. 

The disconnection was undertaken on Friday, August 26.

ECG disconnects Best Crystal Hostel over ¢400k power theft 

It disclosed that its field officers detected the illegality after visiting the premises of the hostel to audit its meter installations. 

“The Best Crystal Hostel located in the Greater Accra Region was on Friday, August 26, 2022, disconnected from the national grid for stealing power to the tune of ¢400,000 for three years.

ECG disconnects Best Crystal Hostel over ¢400k power theft 

The illegality was detected by the ECG’s field staff who were visiting the facilities to audit meter installations as part of efforts to clamp down on power theft and other illegal activities.”

Notice of surcharge has been issued to the hostel subsequently. 

“The facility has been served with a notice by the ECG to be surcharged and sanctioned,” the power distributor said in a statement.

It has also cautioned the public to disgust from activities to avoid prosecution. 

“Costumers and the general public are advised to desist from all forms of illegality to avoid prosecution,” the statement concluded. 

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