Angry wood workers besiege ECG office

General News of Thursday, 29 January 2015

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Demonstration Solo

Scores of angry workers at the Sokoban Wood Village in Kumasi stormed the Danyame District Office of the Electricity Company of Ghana, demanding the company immediately fix their transformers.

The irate workers, who were clad in red bands, besieged the ECG office around 2pm Thursday and chanted war songs, threatening to “deal” with the power distributor’s officials.

According to the Sokoban carpenters, they have been hacked to a single transformer when another developed a fault.

This, they say, has put huge pressure on the operating one which frequently experiences power surges.

The leader of the group, Abeiku Koomson told Ultimate FM that the problem had existed for about a year, but several complaints to ECG have fallen on deaf ears. He added that the group would not leave until the matter is resolved.

“Anytime we call the office to report a situation, it takes them a whole day before they arrive to fix the issue; we are tired of that behaviour. We are already challenged with the worsening power crisis which all of us have come to accept but we need to take care of our families,” Koomson stated.

When Ultimate FM contacted the District Manager for the ECG Danyame District, Daniel Akuffo, he admitted that the workers had severally grumbled over the matter which “they have tried fixing”.

He, however, hinted that his outfit will procure a new transformer for the area to help solve the situation.

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