WR ECG, halt operations of Tadisco washing bay for operating under pylons


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By
Mildred Siabi-Mensah, GNA

Takoradi, Sept. 19, GNA – The Electricity
Company of Ghana on Tuesday cut short the operations of the “Tadisco
washing bay” for operating under sophisticated high voltage poles
belonging to the company.

It is unclear as to who gave the permit for
work to begin under the pylons, which contained high voltage of power and who
even gave the right for the people to have e

By
Mildred Siabi-Mensah, GNA

Takoradi, Sept. 19, GNA – The Electricity
Company of Ghana on Tuesday cut short the operations of the “Tadisco
washing bay” for operating under sophisticated high voltage poles
belonging to the company.

It is unclear as to who gave the permit for
work to begin under the pylons, which contained high voltage of power and who
even gave the right for the people to have electricity to operate in such
unsafe environment.

Mr Ben Quarcoo, the Public Relations Director
of the company who confirmed the disconnection, said their operations
understand the pylons posed both health and possible electrocution challenge to
operators and users of the facility.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the
Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), Mr John Laste said the Assembly
did not issue the permit for the development in question.

He the STMA stopped the development and
prevented the developer from continuing the project through official notice,
saying, “We stopped him on the basis that he had no permit and also the project
was under a high tension cable.

“In fact, before the Effia Kwesimintsim MCE
assumed office, the Mayor of STMA had a meeting with EKMA management and urged
them to ensure that they do not allow the developer to continue with the
project,” he added.

He stated that all applications were subjected
to their standard operating procedures but handling unauthorized developments
continued to be a challenge.

“We do have our individual challenges as duty
bearers and that explain why the developer was able to beat the system and
acquired a meter from ECG. We are all trying our best to serve the public in
spite of our challenges.”, he admitted.

GNA


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