Infrastructure of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in Yilo and Lower Manya Municipalities of the Eastern Region are under serious attack by miscreants.
According to assessment of ECG infrastructure in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in areas such as Somanya Township, Sra, Social Welfare, Akwenteymah, Sawer, Ogome, New Somanya, Abonse, Atuah Down, Atuah Top and Lasi Market revealed serious destruction.
The assessment report, according to the ECG, revealed that most of the transformers had their earth cables cut off and stolen.
Others also had their Low Voltage fuses, which are components of the transformers stolen.
In the Lower Manya municipality, areas assessed like Agormenya Market, Osofo Nartey, Agbom Park, Ablosti Old Woman and Block Factory discovered that the disconnected of transformers and cable ends by ECG have been connected back by persons who are not ECG staff and therefore had done these connections illegally.
In all 81 substations were assessed out of 147 substations in both municipalities.
ECG said the assessment will continue as all stolen parts and cut cables must be worked on.
However, ECG cannot, at the moment, determine how long all these repair works will take as all the repair works must all be done before power supply can be restored.
By Vincent Kubi