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Odumase Krobo Youth on rampage over ‘dumsor’

Some angry youth of Nuaso at Odumase Krobo in the Eastern region are protesting the continues power outage in the area particularly in the evenings.

According to the residents, their lights have been going off consistently at 6pm for the past three days.

The irate youth have blocked a major road and set fire into combustible items on the road creating gridlock as the blockade spread to other parts of the road.

The angry youth are threatening to beat staff of the Power Distribution Service (PDS) should they step foot in the community.

Police and Fire Service personnel were yet to report at the scene hours into the violence despite being close to a Police station.

Two years ago, a feud between residents and workers ECG now PDS turned bloody when angry residents in somanya attacked the office of then ECG for over billing .

Police vehicles were torched and properties destroyed in the violent attack.

Since the incident, residents have been holding press conferences fora and sent petitions to the President and VRA on their plan to revolt against payment of electricity bills claiming VRA had agreement with their ancestors to provide free power for them having dispossessed them of their lands for the construction of the Akosombo Dam.

A group calling itself United Krobo Foundation made up of leaders of the various krobo group is championing the course calling on the VRA to honour its MOU with the Krobo people.

According to them, Volta River Authority (VRA) owes the Krobos in its catchment area free supply of electricity after fifty years of operation on the land”.

Source: Starr FM

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