Tower Vandalism: MP charges CID to speed up investigation


The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarkwa-Nsuaem has urged the CID to speed up its investigations into the hacking down of GRIDCo’s tower in Tema.

George Mireku Duker, who is also the Vice Chairman of the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, said the conclusion of the investigations and subsequent punishment of the perpetrators would serve as a deterrent to other nation wreckers.

One of the towers of GRIDCo’s transmission lines in Tema, which transmitted power from Karpower, VRA plants and AKSA to the national grid, was vandalised last Monday dawn, collapsing on an adjacent tower.

The incident, which happened at about 1am, resulted in interruptions in power supply in Accra, Western and Kumasi.

The incident is currently being investigated by the CID.

Speaking on the floor of Parliament last Friday, Mireku Duker condemned the unpatriotic action of the perpetrators of the act.

He called for security around all security installations across the country.

“I think, what has happened should be a wake up call for our security agencies to beef up security around all security installations so that it will prevent further attack,” he said.

Contributing to the statement, Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, noted that the action of the perpetrators poses serious security threat to the country.

He called on the security agencies to attach seriousness to the issue and deal with it to avoid any future occurrence.

Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Ocquaye directed Mines and Energy Committee to help the security agencies find solution to deal with the issue.


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