Nene Sakite II(seated) in a handshake with John-Peter Amewu(right), Energy Minister of Ghana
The Paramount Chief of Manya Krobo Traditional Area, Nene Sakite II, is in shock as to why his subjects were protesting against the Power Distribution Services (PDS), despite the latter’s repayment plan to ease the payment of their outstanding electricity bills.
According to him, about two years ago, when some residents of Kroboland complained of exorbitant electricity bills, there was a stakeholders’ meeting and ECG, then, alluded to that and so promised to rectify the anomaly, which they did.
He said those who went to the offices of ECG and now PDS, had their bills reduced proportionally and wondered why some of his subjects refused to do same, but decided to fight, leading to a commotion in the area.
Addressing the Energy Minister, the sad looking Konor told his guest that they had not rested on the issue, saying that they had been meeting all the time.
He said all the stakeholders had held another meeting with a whole lot of people from around to put their heads together to find lasting solutions to the pressing issue.
“We are all concerned about high tariffs. Yes. When this thing happened about two years ago, ECG and now PDS, did confirm that there was a mistake. They found a lapse somewhere, and they were correcting it, so we all had to send our bills and anybody who suspected anything, needed to send their bills. Quite a number of people did and their payments went down substantially.
“I know there are some people who have not had the opportunity yet to bring their bills, so I am urging all Krobos to bring their bills to PDS to be looked at. It is very important that…I will prefer people will bring their bills, and when they go there and nothing is done about it, then, we will know what our response should be.
“If you don’t send your bills over there and there is a problem, I don’t know how we are going to solve it. Some people are doing it, some are not. I am just pleading to my sons and daughters that we are not going to rest until we are able to get to the bottom of this to get the problem resolved. We are all working hard.”