ECG Staff threatens nationwide

ECG Staff threatens nationwide "dumsor" on Friday

Ghanaians might be thrown into a state of a nationwide blackout on Friday, 26 August.

The staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana have indicated that they might turn off the "power" for all of Ghana on Friday as part of their protest against the planned privatisation of the company.

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In an interview with Accra-based radio, Starr FM, the chairperson of the ECG Senior Staff Association in the Volta Region, Stephen Norvixoxo, confirmed that the workers have decided to shut down power supply on Friday.

ECG Staff threatens nationwide "dumsor" on Friday

 

According to Stephen Norvixoxo, they would only desist from their plans if the government stops the launch of the intended concession policy on Thursday.

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"We want the general public to be aware of what is going on. For all this while, we have been expecting the public to speak on the issue. Because if the government goes ahead to involve private participation in ECG, we will be paying very high bills," Mr Norvixoxo explained.

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ECG staff have already embarked on a daily 3-hour boycott at the various ECG offices across the country are resolute not to allow government give out the company on a 25-year concession arrangement.

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