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You can’t steal electricity anymore – Bawumia announces

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said it will soon be impossible for anybody to steal power from the national grid through illegal connection since the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG)has acquired a new technology that will make power theft impossible.

Speaking at the launch of the governing New Patriotic Party’s 2020 manifesto on Saturday, August 23, 2020, Dr Bawumia said: “We’ll also want to reduce the cost of power. This is a major problem for businesses

“We have so much in losses from ECG. About 40 per cent of the power that is produced is lost from ECG and also from transmission and we’re going to introduce new technology from the ECG perspective.”

Dr Bawumia said ECG has “piloted a new remote-sensing technology, which is working very beautifully and we’re going to begin implementation.”Over the next four years, our priority in the energy and petroleum sector is to increase efficiency and ensure value-for-money for all activities, including reliable and affordable power generation and distribution, and further development of the oil and gas sector, as well as renewable sources. We will pursue this goal through the following measures:

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