Yilo Krobo MCE appreciates efforts of ECG


The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly, Mr. Eric Tetteh, has expressed appreciation to the staff of the Krobo District of the Electricity Company of Ghana for their swiftness and dedication in restoring power supply after a rainstorm that occurred on the evening of Thursday, 16th May 2024.

This was after the rainstorm caused some devastation within the Yilo Krobo and Lower Manya Krobo areas.

Mr. Tetteh shared the sentiment on a stakeholders’ WhatsApp platform, which includes assembly members, community opinion leaders, journalists, and heads of some critical institutions, as well as officials of ECG in the Krobo District and Tema Region.

The platform serves as a medium through which the stakeholders and the power distributor provide updates on electricity supply, challenges on outages, and any related issues.

During the Thursday evening storm, some customers within the jurisdiction had their power supply cut. Right after the storm, some stakeholders immediately shared on
the platform issues of fallen cables in Kpogunor and Somanya, which were the reasons for the power outage during the storm. The faults and maintenance team of the Krobo District ECG went to work in a bid to fix all the anomalies and restore supply to customers.

The MCE had witnessed one of the Faults teams working throughout Friday, and on Saturday, 18th May 2024.

Praising the team, he said, “It was yesterday I truly appreciated the work of ECG. The tragedy at my stretch was devastating. ECG boss and your team, well done. But push for us to get light today.”

The devastation at the side of the MCE was major; hence the work to fix the damage would take time.

However, responding to the concerns of the MCE, the ECG Krobo District Manager, Ing. Christopher Apawu, assured him, “Please, customers at and around the MCE’s area are still without electricity. This will be resolved tomorrow. Thank you very much for your patience.”

The District Team is working to fix all the damages caused by the storm and hopes to g
et all customers back on supply by the close of day on Saturday, 18th May 2024.

The ECG advises the general public to ensure their safety during storms as a number of ripped roofs, uprooted trees, fallen billboards, and poles have been recorded in recent times.

The public should endeavour to stay away from broken cables at any point in time and to please inform the power distributor to fix it to avoid any devastation from possible electricity-related causes.

Source: Ghana Web