VANDALISM OF GRIDCO PYLONS A COMPLETE ACT OF SABOTAGE – ENERGY MINISTER
Energy Minister, Hon John-Peter Amewu has described the act of vandalism on the Volta Smelter Transmission tower at the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCO) as a complete sabotage on the efforts of Government to supply uninterrupted power to Ghanaians.
He said the act is barbaric, uncivilized, unpatriotic and undemocratic, and needs to be condemned.
Hon Amewu made these remarks when he went on a site inspection with officials of GRIDCO to check the extent of damage of the High tension pylons at the Company’s Head Office in Tema.
Officials of Ghana Grid Company Limited discovered one of the pylons near the Head office which is transmitting power from Karpower and AKSA to the national grid, has been hacked down. The unfortunate incident is believed to have been be carried out in the night at about 1:30 a m
The Minister noted that some corrosive chemicals have been detected around most of the towers along the lines with the intension of destroying them in future.
“It baffles my mind how human beings can do this to our motherland, we can’t be subjecting our own country to this treason. We are Ghanaian, a country that believes in common purpose, common destiny. We are working hard just because we want to leave a Ghana that is better for everybody to pride in, so I don’t expect us to be witnessing things of this nature”, The minister indicated.
He cautioned persons behind this barbaric act, be it political party members, or persons who simply do not want the best for this country and for that matter the government to get ready to face the full rigors of the law for this unforgivable act.
According to him, the Police and National Security are investigating the act of lawlessness to ensure that the culprits are brought to book.
The Energy Minister assured Ghanaians that the technical team is working to ensure that the impact of this destruction on power supply is minimized.
Chief Executive Officer for GRIDCO, Mr Jonathan Amoako-Baah said management would intensify security measures at the site to prevent recurrence of this barbaric acts.