Clement Opoku Gyamfi, the district chief executive for Amansie South in the Ashanti Region, has denied using an unauthorised electricity connection.
The DCE’s official residence was cut off by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) on Thursday, April 6, 2023, after it accused him of connecting power without using a metre.
According to reports, he ran the electricity wires to his home on the ECG’s blind side across a neighbouring plot without permission.
The DCE, however, claims to Citi News that he has never interfered with any electricity cables at his home despite having lived in darkness for six days.
“I have never engaged in any illicit connections and I never will. I was given this official residence. How can you claim that I have used an unlawful connection when I don’t pay my bills, including for water or electricity? It is not logical. Why do they need to disconnect me in Rambo fashion? I witnessed two Land Cruisers, pickup trucks, and a van filled with media personnel just to arrive and cut the electricity, he raged.
He further claimed that the firm in charge of distributing electricity was persecuting him.
“Each of these has a backstory. I was speaking on the radio in Kumasi when the topic of ECG disconnections came up. I firmly asserted that ECG is not a serious corporation because they rarely send bills, and when they do, it’s typically an accumulation of several months’ worth of debt. They disconnected me because of this. Why would they do that if they weren’t practising witchcraft?
The District Chief Executive further said that if ECG does not restore power to his home, he will shortly take legal action against them.
The district estate officer is in charge of my official bungalow. He therefore oversees it. To ensure that power is restored, they will need to execute the necessary actions. Let me hold my cards close to my chest for the time being on my next course of action. Soon, the media will learn.