ECG withdraws from Nuaso Old Town after near mob action

Officials of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) have withdrawn from the meter re-installation programme in Nuaso Old Town in the Lower Manya Krobo municipality following clashes said to have been instigated by residents on Monday, August 22.

According to the ECG, there was resistance from residents as an ECG team in the company of some military officers visited the area to reinstall prepaid meters as part of a roadmap to restore power to the community.

However, a woman is said to have threatened to pour hot oil on the team.

Public Relations Officer of the Company Sakyibea Mensah indicated that a crowd massed up against the ECG team in some areas.

“The military was able to retrieve a cutlass from one of those who were massing around the ECG people,” the PRO stated.

She added that reports of constant verbal abuses against personnel have been noted and this has forced the team to withdraw from the town.

“ECG condemns these attacks and unfortunate situations,” Madam Mensah said on Monday, August 22.

“We keep calling for peace and calm so we can discharge our duties peacefully.”

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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