Energy Minister meets Krobo chiefs over soldiers installing prepaid meters

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister of Energy has met the traditional council and Members of Parliament for Lower Manya Krobo and Yilo Krobo in the Eastern Region.

He met the traditional council after hundreds of residents in Somanya, Odumase, and Kpong in the Municipalities embarked on a demonstration against the introduction of prepaid meters being introduced in homes and shops by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

The Minister during the meeting cautioned the chiefs against untoward public pronouncements as a new phase of engagement started.

He has, however, expressed disappointment at the protracted nature of the impasse.

He said: "Be circumspect in your public pronouncements as inflammatory languages have the potential of affecting negatively the peace-building process. I have no doubt that the peace we have started will end this unfortunate friction that has proven to be counter-productive to both sides."

"Violence must never be the route to solving differences in a country like Ghana where respect for the rule of law and democratic accountability is very much upheld.


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