After being cut off on Wednesday June 22, power has been restored to the New Kejetia Market following a 20 per cent payment of the GH₵5.2million debts to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
Onuaonline sources reveal the power was restored at about 4:30pm Tuesday, June 28, a situation that has obviously pumped life back into the market as commercial activities are expected to bounce back.
New Kejetia market beams after power was restored.
The state-of-the-art market which is also touted as the biggest market in West Africa was taken off the national grid over huge debts that have accrued for fourteen months.
Speaking earlier on Akoma FM’s current affairs and political show, ‘Ghana Akoma’ Tuesday June 28, 2022, the Managing Director of the Market, Edmund Kofi Duffour, told host of the show, Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin, that “the lights will be restored before close of business because the service providers have assured after a commitment of 20 percent of the debt was paid.”
“We have been engaging the ECG and there has been a payment plan so we have issued postdated cheque to cover parts of the debt so we are on course and we are hopeful that the situation will be calm to ensure traders get lights to do business.”
Traders have been complaining several times demanding for their separate meters to ensure proper management of the shops and bills but for some reasons, the market Board, management and traders are yet arrive at a consensus.
Meanwhile, Mr. Duffour assures that once the light will be restored, the issues on the separate metres acquisition will be dealt with in no time.