The Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Samuel Dubik Masubir Mahama is pleading with the residents at Yilo Krobo in the Eastern Region to cooperate with his outfit in order to restore power supply to their communities.
The ECG has since July 27, 2022 cut power to residents after they refused to allow the company to replace their postpaid meters with prepaid ones.
A section of the residents are said to also harbor a notion that the first President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, promised them of free electricity after 50 years as their compensation for the establishment of the Akosombo Dam in the Region.
Some poles belonging to the Electricity Company of Ghana that transmit power to some areas in the Krobo community have also been reportedly vandalized by some unscrupulous people.
The behavior of the residents has resulted in ECG losing millions of Ghana Cedis, therefore meaning the people of Krobo are hugely indebted to the company because many of them, according to the ECG MD, weren't paying their bills for ages.
Speaking in an interview with host Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM's "Kokrokoo" programme, Mr. Mahama explained that due to the huge losses, the company resolved to install prepaid meters in the communities but some of the residents are proving very adamant to accept the new meters.
He further corroborated claims that the residents have been attacking the ECG officials, hence compeling him to withdraw his services to the residents leading to the blackout in the area.
He, however, appealed to the people to cooperate with him and allow for the installation of the prepaid meters so as to help the ECG recover its losses and provide better services to Ghanaians.
"This is not politics. Let's remove politics from this. It is also not a Cheiftaincy issue; let's remove it too. We want to have an everlasting solution to this issue. It's true that it has become challenging for some areas but let us all help to remedy the situation . . . We are pleading with them," he said.
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