The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) as part of its responsibility to educate its customers on its operations, today joined the Kwahu East District in the Eastern Region to celebrate the National Farmers day and to educate farmers on its operations.
The Kwahu East District is predominantly a farming community. Due to activities relating to the farming practice, ECG records regular incidents of pole burning, as a result of bush burning, and falling of ECG wires as a result of felling of trees, causing dire effects to the electricity network. These often cause longer hour of outages within the community, electrocution of humans and animal in some cases, and high maintenance cost to the Company.
ECG therefore took the opportunity to sensitise farmers in the community on safety tips in clearing their lands through bush burning and felling of trees on their farms without causing damage to the Company's property.
ECG urged the farmers to contact its offices for further information and clarification on the issues.
Other issues discussed include: the tariff, billing system, illegal connection and energy conservation.
ECG wishes all farmers AYEKOO!!!