Electricity to Nuaso Old Town in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region had to be cut off from the national grid by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
This comes in response to complaints of prepaid meters being rejected by residents, some of whom allegedly threatened ECG and military employees with boiling oil, while others allegedly threatened them with cutlass cuts if they ventured to fix the meters.
According to reports, the military officers who were with the ECG officials brutalized the locals as payback.
According to Sakyiwaa Mensah, ECG’s public relations officer for the Tema Region, power will only be restored when the locals consent to the installation of the prepaid meters.
“As a corporation, we do not want to find ourselves in a position where we are accruing debt that was not our intention. In every other location, we operate in the same manner.
As part of the road map, we had stated before this outage that if you do not want the prepaid meters, we will disconnect you from the grid. However, due to the outage, we are unable to do that (install the meters).
Samuel Torgbor, the assemblyman representing the Eastern Region’s Nuaso Electoral Area, reports that two people are now being treated for injuries they got yesterday.
Due to the disagreement with ECG over the installation of the meters, the municipalities of Yilo and Manya Krobo were previously without electricity for about a month.
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