Staff of the Northern Electrical energy Distribution Firm (NEDCo) within the Tamale enclave have withdrawn their companies with quick impact.
In response to them, their determination follows the assault of their workplace and vandalization of properties within the course of by some residents.
Addressing a press convention to announce the withdrawal of service, Chairman of the Senior Employees Affiliation of NEDCo within the Northern Area, William Asare, stated the employees of NEDCo concern for his or her lives, therefore the withdrawal.
In response to him, NEDCo loses GH¢8.5million, which is about 45 % of income within the Northern Area, each month as a result of energy theft.
He puzzled why these acts should not taking place in different components of the nation however solely within the Northern Area.
Mr. Asare disclosed that they might solely return to work if they’re assured of their security and safety.
“Our lives are at risk and we have now households to maintain. We’ll solely get again to work if we get the reassurance of security.”
On Tuesday, September 21, some residents of the Tamale metropolis had been allegedly assaulted by police personnel for unlawful electrical energy connections.
A viral video on social media revealed how clients – who had been alleged to have engaged within the unlawful connections – had been manhandled and assaulted by cops with objects.
Following that, some residents launched into a protest to register their displeasure over the brutalities, attacking the Lamashegu Divisional Police Command.
Their protest additionally resulted within the destruction of some properties on the NEDCo workplace.
In the meantime, the Ghana Police Service has indicated that the 4 officers who meted out the punishment to the residents within the viral video will face service inquiry topic to the laws of the Service.
They’ve since been interdicted.
By Christopher Amoako|3news.com|Ghana