Military Personnel In Krobo Are Electrical Engineers - ECG

Military Personnel In Krobo Are Electrical Engineers - ECG

 

 

Managing Director of Electricity Company of Ghana, ECG, Mr Samuel Dubik Masubir Mahama has said the military personnel deployed to the Krobo enclave are specifically all electrical engineers helping them with the installation exercise. The NDC, Coalition of Religious Bodies, and the Divisional Chiefs have all called for the withdrawal of the

 

military to de-escalate the tension. The ECG Boss also in reaction to the calls said that further engagements and consensus could be reached shortly for the way forward. We needed engineers on the grounds who will all help us speed up the installation exercise. Thankfully we had the support of the military who gave us electrical engineers

 

 

to beef up the ECG team. Let’s cooperate with them to get the job done, the ECG MD said. Managing Director of ECG, Samuel Dubik Masubir Mahama on the Thursday, September 1, 2022 led management to pay working visit to the Yilo and Manya Krobo to assess the progress of prepaid meter installation exercise and the condition of

 

 

ECG installations in the enclave. This is the first time the new MD is visiting the area in the heat of the renewed feud between the ECG and the residents in the Krobo area over replacement of postpaid meters with Prepaid. Addressing the media in Somanya Office of ECG, before the commencement of the working visit to the area, the

 

 

Managing Director of the ECG, Mr Samuel Dubik Masubir Mahama said the visit is to enable management get a fair idea of what is happening on the ground, assess it’s installations and interact with staff on their challenges. The MD however noted that, ECG is within the range of 9,000 prepaid meter installation in Krobo Area despite

 

 

resistance hoping company gets maximum cooperation to complete the exercise. ECG MD assured customers of ECG in the Krobo area that enough prepaid sale points will be made available in communities in partnership with the private sector to address their concerns. He also assured of quality service to customers in the Krobo

 

 

area. The impasse between ECG and Krobo residents has existed for many years and led to deadly clashes. It was fundamentally caused by some over billing in the system. However, ECG says it has ring-fenced 2014 to 2017 debt while it instituted a five-year moratorium for the payment of debt owed the company from 2017 to

 

 

2021. ECG’s plans to permanently resolve the billing issues with the introduction of prepaid meters in the Krobo area was however met with resistance from a section of the residents and sub-chiefs. The standoff and tampering of transformers forced ECG to cut power supply to Yilo and Manya krobo municipalities on July

 

 

27, 2022. However, power was restored on the August 19, 2022, with the exclusion of Nuaso community. The military subsequently invaded the community brutalized residents over provocative attacks and obstruction.