Akomferi residents denied power for years

    /    Sep 25, 2017   /     Ashanti, NewsBreak  /    Comments are closed  /    482 Views

Akomferi residents of the Akomferi Nyinahini district of the Ashanti Region have to wait a little longer before they will finally get access to electricity for the first time in their community. Yesterday(Sunday September 24th), as some workers of the ECG and some community leaders went to Ntobroso to extend the power from there to Akomferi, they were met with the disapproval of some Ntobroso youth as they argue their community leaders have not informed them of the new development.

The community has been without power though the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is done with the wiring and the fixing of a transformer.

In an interview with Akwasi Boakye who represented Akomferi’s Committee chairman at the event, he said, one Ntobroso resident who has been identified as Yohanny, who was also leading the Ntobroso youth, cut off the stay-wire whiles it was raining, tilting the pole and bringing down the wires connecting the two towns.

Mr. Akwasi Boakye said he was surprised with Yohanny for with his actions having indicated he had already met with him and an agreement reached for him to be paid Ghc500.

In the words of Akwasi Boakye, Yohanny, had demanded the said amount because he said he bought the land for ghc1000 and would only allow the project to continue if they paid him half of the money he paid for the land.

Yohanny is said to have told those around that if they erect the pole 10 times, he will bring it down 10 times unless he is paid the money he is demanding.

Akwasi Boakye also blamed the former DCE and the current government especially for problems they are facing now. In his view, the former DCE who started the project, in 2016 general election stood for Parliamentary position on the ticket of the NDC and lost. According to him, since then, they have been expecting the current MP to continue the project but has however abandoned the project.

He indicated he has reported the incident to the current DCE and the leaders of Ntobroso and is waiting for their reply.

Source: Lily Ampofoa Prekoh & Nana Asabere

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