50 Military Officers Deployed To Krobo Area As ECG Begins Prepaid Meters Installation #Military #Officers #Deployed #Krobo #Area #ECG #Begins #Prepaid #Meters #Installation Welcome to RKM Blog, here is the new story we have for you today:
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The exercise happens to be a result of the attacks launched against the ECG office by the resident of the Krobo area and resulted in a clash with the police that lead to the complete shutdown of the office.
The angry residents proceeded to issue threats, saying they will not allow the installations of the prepaid meters be take place in the area and also demanded the debts owed by customers in the community to the ECG must be written off from 2018 to 2021.
Mr. Anokye Abebreseh, the Director of Customer Service while speaking to the media in Koforidua on Monday, June 13, 2022, on the sidelines of a familiarization visit by the management of ECG led by the new Managing Director (ECG), Mr. Samuel Dubik Masubir Mahama revealed that discussions have been held with all stakeholders in the Krobo community, hence residents are expected to cooperate with the operation.
“Just last week we met, a tripar***e kind of a committee comprising of Electricity company, National Security and United Krobo Foundation. We met and the agreement is that ECG going to install prepaid meters starting from tomorrow for which all of us have agreed .so come tomorrow (Tuesday) we are going to deploy our men to the field to start the installation of prepayment meters. We have done a lot of stakeholder engagements so at least for now calm is prevailing so come tomorrow 14th of June we are going to start deployment of prepayment meters,” he said.
Speaking about the controversies that sparked up between the residents and the ECG officer, Mr. Anokye stated; “We made it clear that the period between 2014 and 2017 has been ringfenced so that the customers, for now, will not border themselves about their amount but then the period between 2018 to date the customers are supposed to pay but for goodwill purposes, we’ve asked that we are not going to put the debt on the new prepayment meters.
“Normally the practice is that when you put prepayment meter there you put the debt on the post-paid meter on the prepaid meter so that we will recover whatever debt but in this case, we said from 2018 to date we are not going to put it there, and that we will meet customers individually and determine how they should pay the debt,” he added.
In the quest to have the installation program carried out successfully, the National security and the police will be working together with the 50 soldiers deployed to the area for security.