Koforidua Polytechnic To Close Down Over Power Cut
The Koforidua Polytechnic faces imminent closure if electricity supply to the institution is not restored.
It has been over four weeks since the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) cut power supply to the polytechnic over the nonpayment of outstanding electricity bills.
The polytechnic had earlier indicated that they spend close to 1,500 Ghana cedis daily on fuel for their power generating plant.
This they said is exerting immense financial pressure on the school.
According to the Registrar of the polytechnic, Mensah Livingston, all efforts to have the problem resolved have proved futile.
“We met with the Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman, who was surprised at ECG’s reluctance to reconnect electricity supply to the polytechnic; we have also met with Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Education Minister in charge of Tertiary Education who has assured us of getting the problem resolved,” Mr. Mensah Livingston told Citi News earlier.
Sources close to the polytechnic’s administration have hinted Citi News the school may be closed down in the coming weeks if power is not restored.
ECG appears to have flouted a cabinet directive asking utility providers to exclude educational and health institutions from their disconnection campaign.
The company has been on a rigorous campaign across the country to retrieve all monies owed it by various state institutions.
The exercise has seen the disconnection of power to installations of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in the Volta Region and the Ho Municipal Hospital among many others.