Takoradi, Ghana --- (METERING.COM) --- July 28, 2008 - The Western Regional Office of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has so far installed 10,000 residential and non-residential prepaid meters in Takoradi, the country’s third largest city and capital of its Western Region.
 
ECG public relations officer Dan Adjei-Larbi, said that the prepaid meters are aimed at cutting down on the high debt burden and ensuring effective revenue mobilization, less disconnections and the provision of more reliable service.

The aim is to install a total of 42,000 prepaid meters in Takoradi as well as 21,000 meters in neighboring Sekondi, and 16,000 meters inland at Tarkwa.

Twenty-one vending stations are expected to be in operation in Takoradi by the end of the year.