It also saved them the risk of disconnection and additional cost for reconnection. Mr Dan Acquah-Labi, acting Volta Regional Director of the ECG, told the GNA that the programme was not necessitated by the current power-rationing regime, but only coincided with it. He advised consumers not to fidget with the new meters but fall on the ECG in case of any problem.
He cautioned that if it was found out that a pre-paid meter got spoilt through tampering the consumer concerned would be made to pay for its replacement. Mr Acquah-Larbi was optimistic that the new metering system would bring mutual benefits to the ECG and its consumers.
He explained that it would be too early to say how the new meters had affected the revenue position of the company in Ho. Mr Acquah-Larbi was, however, optimistic that the new metering system would be of mutual benefit to both consumers and the company.