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Regional News of Thursday, 8 March 2018


Offinso Youth Association charges Energy Minister to restore power line

The Offinso Youth Association in the Ashanti Region is calling on the Minister of Energy and the ECG Director General to restore the Offinso power line to the Barekese dam.

According to them, they have been experiencing power outages (dumsor) ever since the town was placed at a different sub-station.

They complained that residents enjoy less than four hours of electricity supply.

‘As a result, there have been rampant armed robberies in the night and spontaneous closure of business which ultimately has resulted in increase in unemployment in the municipality,’ the group said in a statement.

They called on the sector minister Boakye Agyarko to address the situation before it gets out of hands, wondering if ECG officials are attempting to make the government unpopular in the eyes of the Offinso community.

The Offinso Youth Association warned to drag away ECG officials who will attempt to enter their houses and workplaces to disconnect their power lines or collect revenue.

‘If this piece of advise is not adhered to, then nobody should blame anybody for any action whatsoever,’ the irate group said.

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