VP Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has implied of plans by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to utilize the utilization of Artificial Intelligence and Remote Sensors over its frameworks to battle the ulcer of intensity robbery.
Talking at the dispatch of a portable application for ECG clients on Tuesday, Vice President Bawumia showed that troubles in gathering installment for power provided and disposing of intensity burglary were significant difficulties going up against ECG, along these lines, the utilization of Artificial Intelligence would be a significant distinct advantage.
“The issue of taking care of the assortment issue at ECG is a significant piece of understanding the vitality issue in Ghana. I think this application likewise improves assortment, yet I am mindful in light of the fact that I have been conversing with the Board Chairman and the MD–that they are contemplating applying innovation, computerized reasoning and remote sensors in the assortment procedure.
“I realize that they are guiding the framework now, and by the beauty of God if all works out in a good way, we will have actualized another framework, beginning this year, whereby no one will have the option to take power in Ghana once more.
“It is a significant thing that the ECG is probably going to actualize this year, utilizing computerized reasoning and remote detecting. They are steering it at this moment, and the outcomes look very great. When we take care of that issue, the issue of misfortunes from individuals doing ‘kuluulu’ associations of power will be a relic of times gone by,” Dr Bawumia said.
The new versatile application, known as the ‘ECG Power’ was structured in-house by the ICT staff of the ECG.
It is normal that the 2.8 million out of the ECG’s 3.8 million client base to make installments for power bought and benefits rendered by the utility administrations supplier.
This figure is relied upon to ascend before the current year’s over when old meters are supplanted with keen ones.
Clients of advanced cells can download the application from the Google play store or Apple App Store, make a record, include the meter number, and top up or cover tabs utilizing portable cash wallets.
For clients of non-advanced cells, prevalently known as ‘Yam’ telephones are not forgotten about; they can dial *226# and follow the prompts to appreciate the administration.
VP Bawumia communicated enchant at the disclosing of the inventive application that will upgrade the conveyance of a basic open support of all ECG clients – from family units, associations, private companies and industry.
“This is notable as in the ECG without precedent for its long history is utilizing innovation to handle two significant issues: first, enhance one of its basic elements of conveying capacity to its clients; and, second, address the more genuine test of assembling its incomes from power conveyance successfully and productively.
“With this new application, clients would now be able to purchase power credit from the solace of their homes, whenever and anyplace. Additionally, you would now be able to purchase credit for upset relatives and for colleagues.
“This is well in accordance with President Akufo-Addo’s vision to utilize computerized innovation to change the economy of Ghana,” Vice President Bawumia expressed.
“The program of Government, which we are reliably conveying to Ghanaians is to utilize innovation to achieve an all out change of the manner in which we approach our every day undertakings, the manner in which we work together, and the manner in which we oversee ourselves.”
While lauding the Board, the executives and staff of ECG for viably utilizing the pilot time frame to resolve the wrinkles in the application, he encouraged them to find a way to give the important emotionally supportive networks to productive administration of the Mobile App.
“There can be no reason for frameworks disappointments, shakiness and mistakes,” he advised.
The Vice President communicated please that the application had been created by staff of ECG, saying “We as government trust in neighborhood answers for handling nearby issues and I need to communicate my congrats to the group of ECG staff that built up this application. Like Oliver Twist, we anticipate increasingly imaginative and profitability upgrading measures to improve productivity and in this manner diminishing the expense of power to Ghanaians.”