Two essential service institutions in Cape Coast have been locked up by the local authority on Monday, February 13, 2023.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) was closed down by the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly.
The Assembly says the company has defaulted in payment of property rates and business operating permits since 2021.
The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly has shut down offices of the Electricity Company of Ghana and SSNIT for non-payment of property rate and business operating permits to the tune of GH₵140,000.
— Ghana News Agency (@GHANANEWSAGENCY) February 13, 2023
According to the Ghana News Agency, ECG is not the only entity affected by the action.
The Assembly also shut down the Central Regional capital’s Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) office.
SSNIT has reportedly not honoured payments since last year.
Essentially, the two companies owe the Assembly a total amount of GH₵140,000.