We want a neutral committee to resolve Krobo power crisis – Christian Council

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The Acting General Secretary of the Christian Council, Apostle Dr S.K. Atem, has expressed concerns over the leadership of the committee set up to resolve power issues in the Krobo enclave.

The committee was constituted by the government through the Energy Ministry to amicably resolve the impasse between the Electricity Company of Ghana and the customers of the power distributor.

The decision was arrived at after the traditional authorities of the Krobo land, the Member of Parliament for the area, the Ministry of Energy and ECG conferred last Tuesday over the tensions.

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This follows developments in the area leading to the Electricity Company of Ghana’s (ECG) decision to cut its power supply to the communities on the back of the staff’s insecurities and tamperings with the company’s power systems.

But Apostle Dr S.K. Atem who is an opinion leader in the affected communities, Lower Manya and Yilo Krobo municipalities, is disappointed that the ECG’s Managing Director has been made the chairperson of the committee.

He argued that the ECG is directly involved in the conflict in the affected communities, hence it is inappropriate to have Mr Samuel Dubik Masubir Mahama, the newly appointed Managing Director of the company, steering the affairs of the committee.

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According to him, being directly involved in the conflict, Mr Dubik Mahama is already prejudiced. “How will the truth prevail in the situation?” Dr S.K. Atem quizzed adding “it is impossible”.

He therefore requested that the committee appoints a neutral and or independent person to mediate the conflict between the factions involved to contrive a long-lasting solution to the impasse.

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