ECG to operate in Kroboland only under police escort- MD
Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has ceased operations in its district office at Somanya in the Eastern Region as part of measures to protect lives of its staff and property.
This means that customers of the power distributor in the Yilo and Manya Krobo municipalities would have to travel to Juapong in the Volta region to transact business including the payment of bills in its newly commissioned office, effective December 1, 2021.
Managing Director of the company, Kwame Agyemang says the company decided to relocate to Juapong following the continuous threats and attacks by some residents of Yilo and Manya Krobo against its workers.
Over the years, residents of the two municipalities have kicked against what they claimed to be huge electricity tariffs, accusing ECG of deliberately attempting to short-change them.
At a press conference recently held in Odumase Krobo, the group said residents would no longer want to be ECG customers.
But the MD addressing the media in Tema after inaugurating the Juapong office explained that officers of the company will only operate on faults in Yilo and Lower Manya Krobo under police protection.
The General Manager of ECG in the Tema Region Ing. Emmanuel Akinie also retreited that his staff will only return to work in the Yilo and Lower Krobo district if peace prevails in the area.
ECG and the people of Kroboland has been in a long standing conflict over tariffs in the area and the failure of government to give them preferential treatment based on an old-aged promised because of their proximity to Akosombo Dam.