Five cold stores at Asafo market closed down over illegal electricity connection

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Officials from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Ashanti Region have locked up five cold stores at the Asafo Market in Kumasi for engaging in illegal electricity connection.

The operation which lasted from Friday night to Saturday dawn revealed that owners of the cold stores had tampered with their electricity meters.

The team which comprised the police and officials of the Revenue Protection Unit of the ECG locked up the facilities and served notices to the owners to report for further investigations into the matter.

The operation also led to the discovery of two hotel facilities and three entertainment centres in Kumasi which were also engaged in a similar act.

Officials say they have begun investigations into the matter as some owners have started reporting to the ECG offices.


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