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Chairman Wontumi’s Radio And TV Stations Allegedly Caught For GH¢300,000 Power Theft 



Bernard Antwi Boasiako is popularly known as Chairman Wontumi
Bernard Antwi Boasiako is popularly known as Chairman Wontumi

Information reaching our desk is that Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi Boasiako is popularly known as Chairman Wontumi‘s radio and TV stations has allegedly been caught in GHC300,000 power theft.

In a report filed by Accra-based Starr FM as sighted by, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) found out about the illegal connection after a surprise visit to the radio stations and other businesses in the Kumasi metropolis.

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According to the report, the General Manager of Wontumi Communications Limited Kofi Agyei confirmed that the ECG detected the illegal connection but said the meter had been tampered with before the company bought it.

He further said the faulty meter has been replaced by the ECG.

”Unfortunately, I don’t have the bill off-head, they earlier gave us about GH¢300,000 bill to pay then they later reduced it to over GH¢100,000. I’m surprised this issue has entered into the media,” Starr FM quoted Mr Agyei, known popularly as ‘Away Bus’.

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He disclosed that the media company has taken firm steps to clear the power debt.

“It will surprise you to notice that ECG has commenced collection of the debt. The first power we bought from ECG since the issue began the system deducted 40% of the money to recover the debt. This means we have started the payment process so why do you take us to the media?

“Me as the business manager for the media house, I’m not a technical person so I don’t even know a tempered meter so we were just doing our work. None of my technical personnel also did that until this issue came up. We are yet to inform Chairman Wontumi, the owner of the station, for us to resolve the issue with ECG you know he was very busy with his campaign activities,”

Mr Agyei told Starr FM.

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