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PDS staff attacked at Kokrobite over dumsor

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Some workers of the Power Distribution Service (PDS) have allegedly been attacked at Kokrobite in Accra as they worked to restore power to the area.

According to a communications consultant at the Energy ministry Nana Damoah in a Facebook post, one of the staff sustained a cutlass wound on his and was taken to the hospital.

“We plead with all Ghanaians and consumers of power to please be a bit more considerate in their actions. Yesterday, as the staff of PDS/ECG worked to restore power to residents around Krokrobite, they were attacked and beaten. One of the men working to restore power sustained a cutlass wound on his nose. This is very unfortunate.

As various teams are out in the field working to restore power in the problematic areas, please let’s guarantee their safety, so they can deliver for us. It is essential for our own good,” he added

PDS took over the distribution of power from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has attributed the recent power outages to technical challenges from GRIDCo.

GRIDCo in a statement said the outages are as a result of the ongoing road construction at Pokuase and should be resolved in five days. They have dismissed claims that the country has been plunged into a power crisis as was experienced some three years ago.

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