A task force from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has cut electricity supply to the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) for its failure to pay its bills.
According to the energy distributor, TOR’s recent debt is about ¢27 million cedis, therefore detaching them.
ECG says it has been labouring tirelessly to recover its debts and won’t make any alibis.
“We’ve incited them [TOR] for some time to pay the bill, but unfortunately, all our elements are not conforming, so we were coerced to cut the lines,” Shadrack, the leader of the task force, said.
According to him, they will only restore supply when the state refinery settles at least 30 per cent of its debt.
References within the Tema-based company said they are astounded by ECG’s action.
They told Joy Business that they had had talks with the Accra office headquarters of the power distributor considering the payment.
According to the source, they agreed that they pay the debt in instalments of ¢500,000 monthly beginning this month.
Thereafter, the amount will be boosted once TOR’s undertakings improve by June 2022.
Nonetheless, they were surprised when the Tema ECG office came over and disconnected their power.
TOR sources say they will engage the ECG officials to restore power to the refinery.