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Karaga residents to demonstrate against power cut


Residents in about 11 communities in the Karaga West in the Karaga district of the northern region are threatening to embark on a demonstration against the Northern Electricity Department (NEDCO) if their electricity is not restored.

The residents say NEDCO should be blame for any action they take to demand their right because there was no announcement from NEDCO after their electricity supply was cut off for almost four days.

Health workers in four Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHIPS), compounds are struggling to provide healthcare to the people, a frustrated resident told Zaa News.

The CHIPS compounds in Bagurugu, health center at Pishegu, CHIPS Compounds at Sung have started referring patients to either district capital-Karaga or Savelugu hospitals. Business activities, including operators of grinding mills, have also come to a halt as a result of the black out.

The residents cannot understand why a fault detected by the NEDCO between Song and Nyong can lead to their communities being cut off without any explanation. NEDCO according to the communities stood at Karaga disconnect them.

The affected communities are appealing to NEDCO to restore their power peacefully or they will register their displeasure in a manner that the authorities will not like. Speaking to Zaa News, a former presiding member of the Karaga district assembly, Mr. Hussein Haruna, residents are becoming fed up with NEDCO behavior and that it will serve everyone’s interest if there is proper communication with the affected communities.

This comes nearly one week after students of Agogo in the Ashanti region state college vandalized school properties over poor electricity and water supply.

But the Public Relations of Officer of NEDCO, Mr. Alhassan Ababa has urged residents to remain calm while the technical team address the problem. He said the fault may be a major one and the team in Gushegu has the capacity to handle it.


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