Do not develop structures around electricity pylons and transformers – Engineer


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By
Justina Paaga, GNA

Takoradi, Sept 19, GNA – The Western Regional
Engineer of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Alhaji Ibrahim Yakubu, has
cautioned the public to desist from developing structures under and around
electricity pylons   and electricity transformers.

He also advised against the stealing of
electrical cables of the Company and tampering with transformers and other

By
Justina Paaga, GNA

Takoradi, Sept 19, GNA – The Western Regional
Engineer of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Alhaji Ibrahim Yakubu, has
cautioned the public to desist from developing structures under and around
electricity pylons   and electricity transformers.

He also advised against the stealing of
electrical cables of the Company and tampering with transformers and other ECG
installations.

He said it was unfortunate that people put
structures directly under high tension cable whiles some people also dry their
clothes on transformers which he described as risky and dangerous.

Alhaji Yakubu, gave the advise when he briefed
members of the Western Region Energy and Petroleum Media Network on the actions
taken by the company against the operations of a washing bay located under a
high tension cable near the Takoradi Secondary School in the Effia-Kwesimintsim
Municipality.

He said the power supply to the washing bay,
which got a permit to operate a mechanised borehole, and now operating as a
washing bay, had to be taken off since it posed a danger to both the operators
and clients of the bay for fear of someone being electrocuted in the process.

The Regional Engineer said a committee had
been set to investigate the matter as an interim measure pending the outcome of
the committee’s report, power supply to the facility would to be taken off.

Alhaji Yakubu said as a long term measure, his
out would intensify its education on the dangers and risk of people putting up
structures around High tension cables and urged the media to partner the
company by giving them relevant information that would lead to the curbing of
such dangerous acts.

He commended the members of the Media Network
for the bold decision to interact with the company and said his outfit was
always ready to work with them.

He said everything would be done to identify
unauthorized structures built along high tension cables and other ECG
Installations in the region and put in place the necessary measures to stem any
disaster.

GNA


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