Residents of Yilo and Lower Manya have been advised by their Municipal Chief Executive to calm down as arrangements are being made to restore power soon.
The MCE’s assurance comes on the back of the crucial meeting that involved the Electricity Company of Ghana, traditional leaders of both areas, the Regional Minister and the National Security Ministry to address the situation.
Two weeks of power outage within the Krobo enclave occasioned by the rift between the ECG and Krobo indigenes necessitated a meeting between both parties to seek a road map to resolve the issues.
“We are just urging our people to remain calm because the matter is being resolved and very soon we will see an end to the blackouts we are experiencing,” the MCE appealed.
The MCE also warned residents to desist from lawless acts.
“As leaders, we must tell our people in the face that enough is enough; their reasons for rejecting the prepaid metres are untenable when there is an assurance.”
An attempt to install prepaid meters in the area sparked tension between the ECG and the Krobo residents.
ECG alleged that its staff were targeted with guns while in the community to disconnect power from the main transformer which was serving several homes in the area which had connected illegally.
The power distributor has thus vowed to not do any work in the area unless the safety of its staff can be guaranteed.