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National Security Urges Krobos To Work With ECG To Restore Power.

Residents of Lower Manya Krobo and Yilo Krobo municipalities have been urged by the National Security Ministry to work with security agencies and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to ensure that they are reconnected to the national grid for power restoration.

Tensions have arisen between residents and the ECG in the area over the installation of prepaid meters, resulting in an alleged exchange of gunshots between the military and some Nuaso residents.

Because of this, the entire communities in both municipalities have been cut off from the national power grid.

According to the Ministry, at a meeting, the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs and other stakeholders reached an agreement to foster peace and security while also promoting socioeconomic activities in both municipalities.

The agreement reached included an evaluation of all power transmission lines as well as the installation of prepaid meters.

The deployment of security personnel in the aforementioned areas is intended to maintain law and order during the installation of pre-paid meters.

The difficulties associated with power restoration necessitated a stakeholder meeting on Thursday, August 11, 2022, which included the Ministry of National Security, the Electricity Company of Ghana, the Eastern Regional Minister, and the Municipal Chief Executives of the Lower Manya Krobo and Yilo Krobo Municipalities.

The Ministry of National Security has asked residents to cooperate with the ECG as it works to address the challenges and restore power.

"It is expected that the agreement reached by the aforementioned stakeholders will foster peace and security, promote socioeconomic activities, and restore normalcy to the municipalities of Lower Manya Krobo and Yilo Krobo."

"As electricity supply is restored to the affected areas, residents of the Lower Manya Krobo and Yilo Krobo Municipalities are urged to cooperate with security agencies and the Electricity Company of Ghana to ensure law and order."

The consensus also included the arrest of "persons whose conduct threatens to disrupt the exercise" to ensure the area's peace.

The Ministry announced this in a press release on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

Meanwhile, engineers conducting the situation's integrity test on Tuesday, August 16, stated that 81 out of 147 substations have been assessed thus far.

However, the ECG is unsure of the exact date when power will be restored. Ms. Sakyiwaa Mensah, PRO of ECG for Tema Region, stated that all repair work must be completed first.

"At this time, ECG cannot predict how long all of these repairs will take." However, all repairs must be completed before the power supply can be restored. "We hope to finish this soon," she said.

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