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Soldiers storm Krobo land over ECG poles cutting

ECG Poles.jpeg A destroyed high-tension wooden electricity pole

Sun, 7 Aug 2022 Source: Richard Obeng Bediako, Contributor

Military Officers have deployed in the Krobo land over cutting down high-tension wooden electricity poles with a chainsaw at Adelakope on the Tema-Akosombo highway in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern region which connects power to communities such as Akuse junction, Akorley and Aseseeso in the Okere district”.

The Military Officers are tasked to monitor and maintain peace and order in the Municipality following the tension between Electricity Company officials and citizens in the community.

The incident is believed to have happened Thursday evening in protest against continuous power cuts in the area.

“Unidentified persons reportedly around 11:00 pm cut off a high tension Pole with a chainsaw at Adelakope on the Tema, Akosombo high way in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of Eastern region which connects power to communities such as Akuse junction, Akorley and Aseseeso in the Okere district,” Opambour Gyaman Simon of Rite FM reported.

The Electricity Company of Ghana, ECG, switched feeders supplying power to Yilo and Manya Krobo municipalities on July 27, 2022, over attacks on its staff and tempering of its transformers by some unscrupulous residents resisting prepaid meter installations.

The situation has led to a national call for the ECG to restore power to the people. Meanwhile, the Energy Ministry, the Eastern Regional Minister, Seth Kwame Acheampong, and other government officials visited the area within the week to have a dialogue with opinion leaders to pave way for the ECG to return to their post.

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Source: Richard Obeng Bediako, Contributor