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Energy Minister pays courtesy call on Paramount Chief of Manya Krobo

Minister for Energy, Hon John-Peter Amewu on Monday paid a courtesy call on

the Paramount Chief of Manya Krobo Traditional Area, Nene Sakitey Kakraku II to

discuss how to permanently resolve the rivalry between the Power Distribution

Service and Residents of Krobo-Odumase.

Addressing the Chief and elders, the Minister refuted claims that the incident

occurred as a result of indiscipline of residents, “we know the people of

Kroboland, we know the level of discipline the krobos have exhibited over the

years, and so for someone to say it is because of indiscipline that the incident

happened, we strongly reject that,” he said.

According to the minister, Government has reduced tariffs by 30%, which

consumers expect to reflect on their billing sheets, “If for one reason or the other

the citizens are not enjoying that, they have every justification to query the

authorities on that, it is based on this that the Ministry support the action for

people to query bills, and ask questions,’’ he noted.

He said the Ministry has form a committee to investigate the issue, and find out

the root cause so that perpetrators would be dealt with by the law.

He directed PDS to ensure that the existing negotiations and Memorandum of

Understanding are obeyed by all parties.

“We brought in PDS to solely come and correct the lapses in the system. And if for

some reasons they have come to deepen, weaken and destroy the existing system

we have, excuse me, on my own behalf and on my own thinking, they need not to

be there. We believe there are loses, we believe the genuine concerns of the

people, and that is why we brought them in to correct it, “he added.

The Minister also donated fifty solar streetlights to the community.

Nene Sakitey expressed appreciation to the Minister for his gesture, adding that

the traditional council had met with all stakeholders involved to resolve the issue.

 

He mentioned that the people of Krobo-Odumase were only questioning the

increase in their tariffs, and are not refusing to pay bills.

The Chief appealed to the community to keep calm as the traditional council, the

Ministry and other stakeholders work to resolve the situation.

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