King of comedy, DKB, in a video has expressed disappointment at ECG (Electricity Company of Ghana) at the way they are managing their pre-paid services. In the video the comedian is seen venting anger on the fact that he came back on from traveling to meet his lights almost off and has roamed the whole of Accra in search of a place to buy electricity pre-paid credit but to no avail.
In the video posted by the comedian on social media, you can tell he was motivated to make this video because everywhere he went to buy pre-paid credit he was greeted with the chorus “The network is down.” This led him to ask “Is Pre-paid by force?”
According to him, Ghana should visit the old system where you pay electricity bills at the end of every month and when your lights go off, you know your payment is overdue and if they [ECG] want to stick to issuing pre-paid credit, then they should make available scratch cards or better yet pre-paid vending machines.
“…You want to do pre-paid ECG, is pre-paid by force? That you roam the whole of Accra you don’t get light to buy. The annoying thing they tell you is “network down”…we are in 2017, can’t you [ECG] do pre-paid scratch cards that anytime of the night you can buy and load? Or even pre-paid vending machines?” he angrily asked.
Reaching the comedian to know if he has finally been served his prepaid credits, he bemoaned that today is going to be his 5th night sleeping with generator on and that makes 200gh cedis on fuel since he spends 40gh on fuel every night. He added that “what irks me is, I keep sending my siblings to be roaming Accra everyday in speculations of power availability, isnt this frustrating enough?”
We hope ECG restores this issue as soon as possible so that many others going through this ordeal will calm down.