High electricity bills results in clash between Somanya residents and ECG

High electricity bills results in clash between Somanya residents and ECG

There has been a clash between some residents of Somanya in the Eastern Region and some staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana in the district.

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The angry residents took to the streets to demonstrate against the ECG, blocking some sections of the main street and picketing the gate of the institution.

High electricity bills results in clash Somanya residents and ECG
High electricity bills results in clash Somanya residents and ECG

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According to reports, the residents were furious about the exorbitant bills they have been made to pay, and in protest damaged a pickup belonging to the ECG.

According to Phillip Tetteh Padi, the president of Kloma Gbi a pressure group in the area, the ECG had been moving from house to house, disconnecting power boxes with no forewarning.

He said the company had also failed to offer any explanation for increased electricity bills being issued to the residents.

High electricity bills results in clash Somanya residents and ECG

"I paid GHC100 last month, but this month they brought me a bill of GHC4,500. We cannot pay such huge bills. We have embarked on a peaceful protest to seek answers for the quantum and shocking changes," Mr. Padi said.

He added the communities of Manya Krobo and Yilo Krobo have gathered to protest the high bills that resident has suddenly received as bills.

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