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Regional News of Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Source: GNA

ECG concerned over stealing of overhead conductors

Agona Swedru, April 10, GNA - The Agona District branch of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has expressed concern about the rampant stealing of its overhead Low Voltage Aluminium conductors and copper cables.

The Area Manager of ECG, Mr Bismark Awuku, told the GNA in an interview that the situation was affecting the networking system in the district.

He said on April 03 about 700 meters of copper cables and aluminium conductors were stolen from the residential area near Agona District Assembly offices and Pipe Tank community, a suburb of Agona Swedru. Mr Awuku said the thefts occurred during load shedding periods and appealed to the residents to assist ECG to clamp down the criminals.