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Pylon Cut: Power restored – GRIDCo

The chief executive officer of power transmitter Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), Mr Jonathan Kwaku Amoako Baah, has said that power supply has been restored to all the areas that were plunged into darkness following the destruction of some pylons.

Mr Baah told Kwabena Prah Jnr (The Don) on Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 that the lines serving customers on the Accra-Tema-Kumasi belt have all been restored.

The pylons, which were destroyed on Monday, 25 March 2018, were discovered by some staff of GRIDCo.

Meanwhile, the Energy Minister, Mr John Peter Amewu, has condemned the destruction of the pylons near the head office of GRIDCo, describing the perpetrators as “thieves” and “animals”.

Mr Amewu, who inspected the destruction in the course of the day, pointed out that there were measures to protect such installations and other strategic national assets. He, however, added that the authorities “cannot be everywhere at every time and some of these thieves, some of these animals in our society will do things just to outwit the security”.

In his opinion, the action by the suspects constitutes “a complete sabotage” of the work of the power distributors.

“It baffles my mind how human beings can do this to our motherland and any political party that will have some element of association with such activity does not love being in our country,” he told journalists who toured the scene with him.

Mr Amewu said they have detected that all the pylons along that particular stretch have “chemicals placed around them” with the intention to “destroy them in the future”.

He revealed that a committee has been tasked to investigate the sabotage and will make sure that the perpetrators are brought to book with the help of officials from the National Security and the Ghana Police Service.

Source: classfmonline.com

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