- The ECG communicated its intent to stick to its actions till the refuse was cleared
- The filth has however been removed and power has been restored to the area
- The transport operators in the area were quick to blame the wind for the carriage of the refuse to the transformer
The Lapaz community had a raw deal from the Electricity Corporation of Ghana (ECG) when they were deprived electricity because a transformer was turned into a refuse dump.
The ECG determined not to provide the community with electricity till the filth was cleared.
For three days, Lapaz and its environs had to endure darkness, and residents had no clue as to what the reasons were.
It was not until it was disclosed that the decision to plunge the area into darkness was an intentional act as a retaliation from the ECG.
However, operators of the transport system who occupy the lorry park in the area have clearly stated that they were not to blame for the mess.
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They argue that the dirt was carried by the wind towards the transformer.
As at today, however, the filth had been cleared, and the transformer had been covered with a wire gauze.
According to the chairman of the Ghana Road Transport Union (GPRTU) branch at the Lapaz lorry park, Aboagye Asare, the leaders of the union tasked some young men to deal with the menace.
He expressed his frustration at the rationale behind the ECG’s action, claiming that the dirt must have been driven towards the transformer by the wind.
Until then it was generally assumed that there was a fault with the lines in the area.
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