An electricity power pole has been cut down by unidentified persons at Okwenya in the Yilo Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region.
Assemblyman for Okwenya Electoral area, Seth Tetteh, who confirmed the incident said they experienced a blackout at night to see the pole down the next morning.
“Our community was not affected by the cut off by the ECG in the two Krobo Municipalities; Lower Manya and Yilo Krobo Municipalities, even though we are part of Yilo Krobo.We experienced light out around 11:30pm Thursday night, we felt it was an usual light off, only to wake up to find one electric power pole cut down, with a chain saw I guess”
He explained officials from the Electricity Company of Ghana and the Military were at Okwenya community to asses the power pole.
“The ECG manager and some Military guys came to check the power pole, they promised us the police will be in our community .We pray they come to fix the pole for us.”
The electricity power pole is part of a host of power poles that connect electricity from Akuse to Aseseaso and helps in pumping water to the Water Station at AKorley.
If the situation persits, residents who access water from the Akorley water plant would have to deal with double crises of not having electricity and water .
It’s been 10 days since the ECG cut power supply to the Lower Manya and Yilo Krobo Municipalities for safety demands for their staff.
Residents, health facilities, businesses and Senior High Schools are in crises having to buy fuel to power generators to survive.
The local economy is also gradually halting, whiles residents inability to cope with the power outage is psychologically torturing.
Series of meeting between some chiefs in the area, ECG management and the Energy Ministry is yet to produce a peaceful path to resolving the impasse .
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