PURC heads to Tamale for crunch meeting with VRA/NEDCo staff

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The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) will later on Friday meet with the Senior Staff Association of the Volta River Authority (VRA) in the Northern Region over their decision to withdraw some essential services.

The decision, announced on Thursday, March 10, was as a result of continuous attacks of staff by customers in the Tamale metropolis.

A statement signed by the NEDCo Senior Staff Association Chairman, William Asare, indicated that on Tuesday, March 8, a group of staff including casuals went out on a disconnection exercise at Koblimagu, a suburb of Tamale, and were attacked and assaulted with machetes by residents.

He further stated that another staff with the Loss Control Unit was assaulted and his mobile phone seized and vandalized while on a routine monitoring exercise.

Reacting to the issue on 3FM’s Sunrise when the host wanted to find out what the PURC intended to do about the situation, Executive Secretary Dr. Ishmael Ackah said “we are on our way to meet the workers and find out their challenges”.

“We shall update you after the meeting,” he assured.

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|3news.com|Ghana

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