Some unidentified persons have hacked down one of the electricity distribution poles of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) at Okwenya junction, in the Yilo Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region.

Sources say the act might have been committed last Thursday night, resulting in interruptions in power supply to some communities.

Residents of Manya and Yilo Krobo Municipalities have been opposing the installation of pre-payment meters in the areas.

They owe ECG unpaid electricity bills to the tune of Gh¢168 million for about five years.

The power distribution company has given them up to five years to settle their indebtedness, but the residents seem not to be in favour of the proposal.

Several parts of both Manya and Yilo Krobo have been in darkness for almost two weeks after ECG cut the power supply to the two areas due to threats to their staff.

Confirming the incident to journalists Assemblyman for Okwenya, Honourable Seth Tetteh said the saboteurs used a chainsaw machine, to cut one of the high tension lines from Akuse junction to Adukrom which passes through Akerley

Personnel of the ECG have visited the area to replace the pole to restore the power supply to the affected communities.





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