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Amansie South DCE denies illegal power connection

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The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Amansie South in Ghana’s Ashanti Region, Clement Opoku Gyamfi, has denied allegations of illegal power connection after the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) disconnected the power supply to his residence.

On April 6, 2023, the ECG accused Mr. Gyamfi of bypassing the meter and connecting electricity cables through an adjoining plot without authorization. However, the DCE has denied the allegations, stating that he has never tampered with any electricity cable at his residence and that as an official bungalow, he does not pay for utilities like electricity or water.

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In an interview with Citi FM, Mr. Gyamfi expressed his frustration at the disconnection, which he described as a “Rambo-style” operation. He suggested that the ECG was retaliating against him for comments he made about their disconnection policies during a radio interview in Kumasi.

“There’s a back story to all these. I was on a radio in Kumasi and part of the topics to discuss was ECG disconnections and I emphatically said that ECG is not a serious company but the reason why I said that was because they hardly bring bills and mostly when they bring it, it is an accumulation of several months of debt. This is why they disconnected me. If not witch hunting then why would they do that?” he said.

The DCE has threatened to take legal action against the ECG if power is not restored to his residence soon. He noted that his official bungalow is under the care of the district estate officer, who is responsible for restoring the power supply.

“For my next line of action, let me keep my cards close to my chest for now. The media will hear soon,” he said.

At the time of filing this report, the ECG has not responded to the DCE’s allegations.

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