Kotoka International Airport in Total Blackout over Debt Issues [Details]

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Ghana’s only international airport, the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), was plunged in darkness on Monday after the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) cut the power supply of huge debtors.

Pulse News reports that the ECG was compelled to cut power to the managers of the airport on March 14, 2022, because the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL), manager of the facility has piled up electricity debts exceeding GH¢45 million.

The report explains that an ECG task force stormed the airport and disconnected the power supply to force the GACL to pay up.

Only Terminal 3, for international arrivals, and a few other areas were spared, according to the reports.

The leader of the disconnection task force, Nene Shadrach, told the media after the exercise that until 50% of the debt is paid, power will not be restored.

He said many attempts to get the GACL to pay the debts have been unsuccessful.

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