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Disconnection exercise embark by PDS with armed Police

Power Distribution Service (PDS) is embarking on a mass disconnection exercise with armed Police personnel in Somanya, Odumase Krobo and its environs.

The exercise dubbed “revenue mobilization exercise”, according to Somanya District Manager of PDS Ing. Edward Ochire, has become necessary due to the failure of many residents to pay their electricity bills since 2017. A situation he said has led to revenue shortfalls of the company. Hundreds of houses have been disconnected in the ongoing exercise which started May 13, 2019, from Kpong and Nuaso communities.

One person was put behind bars for attempting to resist disconnection of his house. A feud between residents and workers of ECG now PDS turned bloody in 2017 when angry residents in Somanya attacked its office for overbilling. Police vehicles were torched and properties destroyed in the violent attacks. Many residents have since refused to pay electricity bills and threaten to attack PDS staff that attempt disconnection of their homes.