Angry Abeka residents destroy ECG properties over power cuts

Residents of Lapaz-Tabora, a surburb of Accra, Sunday afternoon blocked roads and destroyed properties at the Kwashieman power station over persistent power cuts in the area.

The residents reportedly destroyed a polytank and also nearly assaulted the security man at the station.

Some eyewitnesses who spoke to Joy News said their lights had been off for three days without any proper explanation.

They said the frequent power outages have destroyed their home appliances and made it impossible for them to plan their lives.

The residents said they will keep the roads closed until their lights are restored.

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) began a load shedding programme earlier this year following the announcement of over 500 megawatts of power they had to shed.

They attributed the deficit to repair works on some power plants and cessation of gas supply from Nigeria. 

ECG in September, released a time table for its intensified load shedding exercise but has been unable to stick to it.

ECG officials are yet to comment on the attack

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