Deployed Soldiers For The Prepaid Meter Installation Exercise Will Only Be Withdrawn When The Safety Of The ECG Officials Can Be Guaranteed-Yilo Krobo MCE.
The Yilo Krobo Municipal Security Council has given an indication that the military detachment currently accompanying engineers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the ongoing prepaid meter installation exercise in the Krobo enclave may only be withdrawn when the safety of the ECG official can be guaranteed.
The military detachment has become prudent in the exercise because of previous encounter with the police in 2017 which resulted in lost of life.
“And so people also have problems with the police, and because of that, we decided that the military should come and support. But as we speak, we realize that especially the chiefs believe that it is not dignified that just fixing of prepaid meters is done with the military with guns and other things, and it makes people see us as difficult people and if that’s what the chiefs feel then at least we have to do something about it.”
In an interview with Citi News, the Municipal Chief Executive for Yilo Krobo, Eric Tetteh indicated that the military deployment may be revised only if the safety of ECG workers can be assured.
According to him they meet with the chiefs of the area to determine the matter properly.
He added, “I am meeting the chiefs on Tuesday so that when we all agree that, we are going for the prepaid, but it’s the military that we don’t want. Then all that the ECG people want is the assurance of their security so that the chiefs and the clergy can vouch for their security to make the exercise peaceful. So if that is the worry of the chiefs, and they can also guarantee that they as chiefs and church leaders can ensure that the ECG workers are not attacked in any way, why not [we can recall the soldiers