Some irate youth of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) in the Upper Manya Krobo Constituency of the Eastern Region have reportedly locked up the office of the Electricity Company.
The move by the youth follows intermittent power cut that characterised the visit of the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to the constituency.
The youth reportedly stormed the office after they realised that there was no power supply for the programme.
According to the Eastern Regional Public Relations Officer for ECG, Mary Eshun-Oppong, the youth came to the office and locked it down.
“There was heavy rain so the power just went off so quickly we ordered one of our men to go to Amanfrom in Okere area so that if anything we switch to connect the power through Koforidua to Tinkong to Asesewa. So immediately the thing happened we tried that, the power came and reached Bisa Junction but there was another fault there, the high tension cable was brought down by a tree that fell on it so because of that we rushed to break the line at Akateng road to cut the line to switch before we had power.
“But immediately we reached the office, the NPP supporters rushed us and locked the main gate with their own padlock. So we have to jump the wall before going home. They came here three times and tried to fight us. They brought their own padlock and even put red-danger there.”
The Vice President is in the Eastern region on a three-day campaign tour.