Ghanaians have strongly reacted to the news that dead bodies are decomposing in Kroboland morgues due to a blackout in the area spanning a period of twelve days.
The Paramount Chief of the Area has made a statement about the blackout caused by the ongoing impasse between the residents and ECG.
He expressed worry livelihoods are being lost while essential service providers struggle to store drugs and vaccines.
Addressing a section of the media at his Palace over the weekend, Nene Sakite said that Kroboland has been in the dark for the past couple of weeks. He explained that the black-out situation had been bothering him.
Nene also explained that his children are losing their livelihoods. He mentioned Artisans, cold store operators, tailors, and even hospitals in the enclave are all suffering. He indicated that the hospital drugs are being messed up due to the blackout.
Nene Sakite also warned residents to desist from threatening the staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana and pelting stones at them.
He also revealed that one of the reasons why Kroboland is in the dark is that even if ECG make up its mind to give them light and they go round to test the transformers, some people at Manya Kpongunor have always threatened them with stones and verbal threats.
He exclaimed that residents can’t be doing so as a people and threatened the democracy of the state. He also pointed out the recent cutting of a power pole by residents was unacceptable.
The Paramount Chief assured that talks were ongoing to get the lights back and called for calm heads. He also mentioned that the issue of the overbilling would be fixed.
Many Ghanaians have asked the affected residents to endure the suffering due to how they maltreated the staff of the ECG. Meanwhile, other Ghanaians have advised that there should be a peaceful resolution due to how the residents are suffering. Some Ghanaians are asking the ECG to tamper justice with mercy due to how the effects of the blackout have been too serious.
What are your thoughts on the ongoing discussion?
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