The Accra sports stadium has suffered disconnection from electricity power supply by the Task Force of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) over an accumulated debt of GH¢508,000.00.
The task force of ECG, led by its leader, Nene Shadrack Mase, disconnected the power supply to the national stadium over what they say is an accrued debt of over 10 months.
According to the ECG task force, the managers of facility have failed to settle at least half of the total debt owed, a reason for which they have cut power supply to the stadium. The effect, as stated by Mr Mase, is the the Accra sports stadium will be without electricity power supply unless at least 75% payment of the total debt is settled by the management of the facility.
“What they have to do to be restored is pay one-fourth or 75% of the total debt and the rest of the debt will be scheduled for them. If there is a defaultment in payment, they will be cut off again,” Mr Mase said to JoySports.
He further disclosed, that the office of the ECG has not received any assurances from the management of the Accra sports stadium regarding plans to defray the debt. To them, the seeming reticence of the managers of the stadium concerning the situation served as a catalyst to the decision to disconnect the power supply.
“No assurances had been given to us as we left the place. But if effort is being done on their part, the officer in charge of the schedule will inform us and we will restore power for them.”
The Accra sports stadium has been serving as the home grounds for premier league clubs Accra Hearts of Oak, Legon Cities and Accra Great Olympics. On Tuesday, it was reported that the match day 21 fixture of the ongoing Ghana Premier League season match between Accra Hearts of Oak and Ashanti Gold Sporting Club, which was originally scheduled to be played in the afternoon, Sunday 20 March, has been rescheduled to kick off at 6:00pm, which means the game would now be played under flood lights.
On that same Sunday, the 2022 Costa Rica FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier between Ghana’s Black Maidens and their Ethiopian fellows will be hosted at the Accra sports stadium at 3:00pm.