Residents of Paradise, Gold Coast High Street; a suburb of Kasoa Nyanyano in the Central Region continue to live in fear as one of the ECG High Tension pole is near collapse as it is burnt to about 80%.
The high tension pole got burnt when a residence of the community tried burning off her solid waste.
In a related development around the same community, resistance results to the attitude of setting ablaze the over-grown weeds which breeds reptiles and other unfriendly creatures. The high tension pole holds in support a transfusion generator which supplies electricity power to the Paradise community and other neighboring environs.
In an interview with the Assembly man; who also doubles as the community Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the Gomoa East and Upper Nyanyano Assembly, Hon. Richmond K. Arkorful Otoo, he stated that, the ECG high tension pole may take away lives if the situation is not addressed.
Speaking to Jeffreykaynews.wordpress.com, the Honorable member of the community further lamented, “I have personally make a formal complain to the Electricity Company of Ghana at Kasoa, and they promised of coming over to change the burnt pole.”
From investigation and report gathered by the news team, it was recorded that, the community members continue to live in fear as the burnt pole keeps posing danger especially to the school kids who always plight that jungle.
“I am sure ECG will rush out to change the pole when it falls and kills a soul”. The Honorable member added.
According to a report file by Shirley Asiedu-Addo on June 9, 2017, by the Graphic Online news portal, it stated that The Central Regional office of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) spent GH¢94,671.24 to replace electric poles burnt through bush fires in 2016, the office has stated.
According to the Regional Maintenance Engineer of the company, Mr William Coleman, the figure did not include the cost of labour and transport to carry out the exercise.
He stated that the company lost 78 high tension and 49 low tension poles across the 10 operational districts in the region, particularly in the Saltpond, Cape Coast, Assin Fosu and the Kasoa North districts.
Mr Coleman said the incessant setting of “unguarded fires” led to the burning of the poles.