ECG fixes damaged electric poles in Yilo Krobo; dialogues with the people to restore calm

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The Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Samuel Dubik Mahama has updated Ghanaians on the impasse between the people of Yilo Krobo and his outfit.

In the meantime, he said all the poles that were damaged by the people in the midst of the confusion have been restored.

Furthermore, he revealed ECG hierarchy has engaged the disgruntled people to find amicable solution to the problem.

Recall that in furtherance of the age-long beef between the Krobos and ECG, some unidentified persons cut down the Electricity Power pole at Okwenya in the Yilo Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region.

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The Assembly Man for the Okwenya electoral area Seth Tetteh confirmed the incident.

“Our community was not affected by the cut-off by the ECG in the two Krobo Municipalities; Lower Manya and Yilo Krobo Municipalities, even though we are part of Yilo Krobo.

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“We experienced light out around 11:30 pm Thursday night, we felt it was a usual light off. Only to wake up to find one electric power pole cut down, with a chain saw guess,” he said.

Mr Tetteh further explained that officials from the ECG and the Military were at the Okwenya community to asses the Power pole.

“The ECG manager and some Military personnel came to check the Power pole, they promised us that the Police will be in our community. We pray they come to fix the pole for us,” he said.

The ECG boss Mr Mahama said reinforced the forgoing in an interview with TV3 saying; “Electric pole was cut down. The truth of the matter is that electricity is a grid, it is a loop, so you don’t think that because you have seen a straight line, that is the line that goes to the other side and it doesn’t go to the other side.

“The line was cut down and a group of military men and my staff went there and they have replaced that line. Conversations are still ongoing for us all to do the right thing and to restore power to the area.”


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