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‘We can’t restore power to Kroboland until stolen parts of our transformers are fixed’ – ECG 

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) says it will not able to restore to the Yilo and Manya Krobo municipalities until some stolen parts of their transformers are replaced. 

The power distributor said several components of transformers at various substations have been tampered with.

According to the engineers assessing the situation, 81 out of a total of 147 substations need fixing. 

They revealed that earth cables, fuses and other components had been cut and stolen by unknown persons.

This is according to the Public Relations Officer of ECG Tema Region, Sakyiwaa Mensah. 

She disclosed that the stolen parts and components would have to be replaced before power is restored.

“It’s critical to know that quite a number of the F-cables and fuses have been stolen from the transformers,” she told Accra-based Citi FM.

“Some unauthorized persons have also connected some aspects of the transformers on their own. We can not exactly tell when we will fix these technical issues.”

“But until they are fixed, we can not restore the power.”

There have been tensions between the residents and the ECG in recent times over the installation of prepaid meters.

This has led to some unidentified people cutting down electricity poles belonging to the ECG.

Also, unconfirmed reports had suggested that gunshots were fired at workers of ECG who were in the community to disconnect power from the main transformer which was serving a number of illegally connected homes in the area.

As a result, the municipalities have been without power for close to a month. 

Source: Ghana News

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