The Electricity Company of Ghana has vacated its office in Somanya in the Eastern Region over written and verbal threats it has been receiving from the embattled residents of Yilo Krobo and Manya Krobo.
Addressing the press, the Managing Director of the company, Kwame Agyemang indicated that management will not compromise the life and safety of ECG staff in the district.
“This clearly shows that the recent threat, captured on all media platforms including the direct warning to ECG to vacate their Kroboland cannot be taken for granted. The continuous emotional and psychological torture of our staff in the Krobo district cannot be allowed in perpetuity. “
Given this, staff who worked in the district will from December 1, operate from Juapong District, until peace prevails in the Krobo district.
“To protect the life of our staff, which we dare not compromise on, we, henceforth, will operate the district from the Juapong district office.
Furthermore, all calls to attend to system failure in the Krobo district will be responded to under police escort.
Mr. Agyemang said the ECG has been very tolerant and extremely patient with customers of the Krobo district, especially the United Krobo Foundation and customers within the YOLO Krobo and lower Manya Krobo communities.
The years-long wrangling between ECG and the residents of the Krobo district is based on “over-exploitation of the customers”, according to the latter.
A group called the United Krobo Foundation recently held a demonstration to oppose the installation of prepaid meters on the basis that it will aggravate the matter.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini