President Akufo-Addo’s 2016 campaign guarantee to diminish power levy, since it had turned out to be more costly than lease in the nation, has put staff of the state-claimed Electricity Company of Ghana in damage’s way just about six months subsequent to assuming control over the organization of the nation and neglecting to respect the pledge.
Last Friday, furious inhabitants of Somanya and its environs in the Yilo Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region, set out on a huge exhibition against Akufo-Addo government over high power bills, vandalizing the organization’s vehicles, crushing the Somanya EGC office and about harming a few laborers of the organization.
In front of the 2016 decision, Mr. Akufo-Addo and his gathering; the New Patriotic Party (NPP) made power duty one of their focal crusade message with the then restriction pioneer, freely encouraging to lessen the bills for Ghanaians when chosen. In any case, the administration seems to have intentionally overlooked the promise.
The demonstrators comprised of old men and ladies, however dominatingly youth, employing clubs and cleavers in the midst of droning war melodies, assaulted the Somanya office of ECG to request clarifications to the high bills and reinstallation of ECG meters to their home, and also work environments of the demonstrators, whose meters were taken out.
Many homes in the Yilo Krobo and Manya Krobo regions have not been getting ECG bills for long stretches going from Three months to two years.
Homes that have been getting bills as well have had their bills shoot up between 500 to a 1000 percent. The ECG laborers, of late, turned up in homes with aggregated bills and all of a sudden began detaching those homes without reason.
Occupants have been baffled at the Akufo-Addo government for not diminishing the taxes as guaranteed, because of this improvement, the inhabitants have been meeting to arrange an exhibit against the administration for such swelling levies.
The showing was slated during the current week, however last Friday morning, ECG specialists went to the working environment of one of the coordinators of the approaching Demonstration, Jonas Tetteh, (otherwise known as Dendenden) who is likewise an Assembly part to separate him and took away his meter.
They continued to his square plant, separated him and took out that meter too.
The young after observing this activity by the ECG laborers, pursued them away leaving their two vehicles.
They emptied all feels worn out on both vehicles and crushed the windscreens and after that walked to the premises of the Somanya ECG to request the reinstallation of the meters and upgrading of energy.
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