The company made this known at to the media at a facility tour of its new state-of-the art metering plant facility.
According to Mr. Obed Solomon, Director of Operations and External Relations, GEM, the company was committed to providing Ghana with quality metering solutions to facilitate revenue generations and operations; as well as collection and protection for development.
Mr. Duke Nelson, Deputy Director of IT and projects, GEM, explained to the media that the new facility would position GEM to meet the country™s metering demands as well as other countries in West Africa, adding that it would also enable the company to double its current production capacity.
Mr. Nelson also educated members of the media on the advantages of pre-paid metering over electromechanical metering as the former grants customers control over their electricity consumption, adding ścustomers avoid incurring high bills unknowingly because they can always monitor their power consumption.ť
The media facility tour was also used by GEM to launch its re-designed website www.electrometer.com.gh, which is user friendly and more interactive.
GEM, a local company, was established in 2004 to provide the country with pre-paid meters and credits through the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). It currently provides jobs to 300 employees.