The increment in electricity tariff came with a new level of frustrations Ghanaians have to endure. Buying electricity credit on Sunday can be a frustrating experience, as most vendors for whatever reason, do not open on Sundays.
How should someone with the money to buy credit, have to endure so much distress in the 21st century, where everything has been simplified by technology.
Why can’t electricity credit, be made availablelike mobile phone credit, where one can buy a scratch card and load anytime and from anywhere.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), is establishing itself as one institution that Ghanaians detest, not that they are not performing, but that it looks like they are not sympathetic to their plight.
Ghanaians, have accepted the fact that, the increment was necessary, if we are to keep the company solvent, the company must also meet Ghanaians half way by doing things that will not add to the pains they are going through.
Everybody in Ghana is complaining, and the complaints ranges from unjustifiable deductions, credit running like Usain Bolt, unavailability of vendors to buy the credit etc.
As a company that is on the verge of being privatized or as we are made aware looking for a strategic partner, they should not do things that would make Ghanaians support the idea of privatization.
Buying credit should be one of the easiest things to do, why make it like punishment.
The whole of Madina, East Legon, Adjirgano and its surrounding areas, only have one place to go to for credit on Sunday, and that is around America House.
Is it laziness on the part of those selling the credit or it is a deliberate ploy just to punish customers. We cry of poverty in this country, yet the smallest and easiest things we can do to get us out of poverty, we ignore.
Power is as important as anything that we rely on to make life comfortable for ourselves, on Sundays that families are home, the biggest disservice we can do to ourselves is to deny people family time. Without power weekends will be boring.
ECG, can give back to society by assuaging their plight, when they make sure that, their vending outlets open for business on Sundays. The legon office is strategically located, serving so many communities, it is simply unacceptable to have the place closed on Sunday, they can elect to work half day after church, but not working at all is hurting a lot of families.