The Manya Krobo Traditional Council has condemned the demonstration by some youth of Krobo, calling for the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to stop operations in the area.
A statement signed by Nene Sakite I, Konor of Manya Krobo and President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs, said nobody had the right to proclaim any ban on a legally constituted public establishment in Ghana from operating in Krobo land.
A group calling itself the “United Krobo Foundation” last week embarked on a demonstration against the ECG and the Volta River Authority (VRA), calling for the cessation of the payment of electricity bills by the Krobos.
It said the activities of the group was a threat to national security, adding that during the past four years the Manya Krobo Traditional Council engaged them and advised the leaders to stop their nefarious activities against the State but they clandestinely continued to operate, and incite the public.
“It was through one of such demonstrations that a few innocent people lost their lives through their encounter with the police in 2019, in Somanya and Odumase, yet they could not relent,” it stated.
The Council, therefore, appealed to the National Security apparatus to investigate the circumstances, leading to the activities of the group, and its leadership as well as their motives.
The Council described as false the assertion from the leadership of the youth group that the chiefs of Manya Krobo and Yilo Krobo purportedly signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Ghana for Krobos to start enjoying free electricity, 50 years after the construction of the Akosombo Dam.
They also called on the ECG to expedite the resolution of all outstanding issues with the Krobo customers to bring sanity into the area.