Display determination and leadership. Krobo-ECG impasse: NDC to Akuf-Addo Featured
12 August 2022
President Akufo-Addo has been urged by the Eastern Regional National Democratic Congress (NDC) to exercise leadership and end the continuing dispute between the Yilo and Manya Krobo residents and the Ghanaian Electricity Company (ECG).
Since over three weeks ago, residents of Yilo and Lower Manya Krobo municipality in the Eastern region have been cut off from the national grid. Health professionals in the area have been obliged by the circumstances to threaten withholding their services if electricity is not restored for them. However, Samuel Dubik Masubir Mahama, the managing director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has stated that his company's employees felt secure working with the military on the Krobo property. The ECG boss reaffirmed that his personnel can only operate safely with the 64 Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces, who are knowledgeable in electrical work, to expedite the work in the area in an interview with Nana Aba Anamoah on Starr Chat on Wednesday. Darlas Ampomah Williams, the NDC's Eastern Regional Communication Officer, claimed in an interview with Starr Today on Thursday that President Akufo-Addo is allowing the crisis to persist because the region is a stronghold for the NDC. "The problem began with the overbilling about six to seven years ago, and the previous administration worked hard to restore order to the region. Unfortunately for us, the administration has not been able to demonstrate leadership during the past four to five years. the cause of the impasse's current severity. "And while I speak with you, this administration without a leader has resulted in the deaths of four people. The communication officer stated, "As the largest opposition party in the nation, we believe it is about time we contribute our voice to the commotion taking place in the Krobo enclave. The NDC is demanding an unequivocal apology from the ECG, the Ministry of Energy, the Ghana Police, and the residents of Krobo for the lives lost thus far. "They ought to offer compensation packages to people who were injured during the event. We anticipate that when creating a new policy, it will be necessary to educate the public about the change you intend to implement. "Unfortunately, in this case, the government, the Ministry of Energy, and the ECG did not sufficiently raise awareness in the area. All that everyone saw were ECG employees erecting poles and swapping out postpaid meters for prepaid ones. Therefore, the NDC is urging the Akufo-Addo administration to re-connect Krobo's residents to the national grid. The NDC claims that between 70 and 80 percent of prepaid meters have already been established for the public, thus there is no need to label them as aggressive and forbid the ECG personnel from working among them. "They're just using that as a pretext to deny the Krobo people what's rightfully theirs. On the protesters, the police deployed live ammunition and tear gas during the event. About four lives were lost as a result of that.
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