The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has shutdown it operation in the Krobo area of the Eastern Region as a result of purported tampering of its properties by unscrupulous people.
ECG has therefore shutdown its feeders at the Bulk Supply Point (BSP) directly supplying power to the Krobo communities following damages to it properties in the area.
The shutdown took effect from December 7, 2021 according to a statement from the ECG in response to the protest.
According to ECG, the cut in power supply is to protect it networks, lives and properties of innocent customers and the public within the Lower Manya Krobo and Yilo Krobo communities.
The statement explained that some unscrupulous people have been transferring customers with a phase-off problem to adjacent transformers thereby overloading them and destroying several transformers within the catchment areas.
“In view of the on-going interference in our network as a result of the scaling down of our operation in Krobo area which was necessitated by the threats to our staff, ECG has decided to shutdown the feeders at the Bulk Supply Point (BSP) directly feeding the Krobo communities in order to protect lives and properties of innocent customers and the general public within the Lower Manya Krobo and Yilo Krobo communities,” the statement said.
The company has however given clearer indication about their willingness to resolve all outstanding matters by engaging with the traditional authorities in the area to find lasting solution to the various issues, especially matters which bother on insecurity which has put fear in them to vacate the District Office in Somanya.
By Vincent Kubi