The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has shut down its office in Somanya in the Yilo Krobo District of the Eastern Region due to safety concerns.

This was announced by the Managing Director of ECG, Mr Kwame Agyemang, on Monday, 6 December 2021, at a press conference in Tema.

The office, which was shut down on Wednesday, 1 December 2021, has been relocated to Juapong in the Volta Region.

The new ECG office is expected to serve seven districts including Lower Manya Krobo, Asuogyaman, Ho West, North Tongu, Shai Osudoku, Okere and Yilo Krobo.

According to the Managing Director, the district office was shut down to protect the lives of the workers of the state power distributor.

He noted that although the office had been relocated, it will operate on any faults reported in Lower Manya and Yilo Krobo with police protection.

“To protect the lives of our staff, which we dare not compromise on, we, henceforth, will operate the district from Juapong office; and going forward, any faults intervention, or any call to correct any anomaly in the system within the Yilo Krobo and Lower Manya Krobo communities will be dependent on the availability of police escort”.

Mr Agyemang further noted that the company took years to educate the residents of the area on its billing system but the youth groups decided to stop paying bills.