Thursday, 30 May

KTU power cut: You're not our boss - ECG workers demand apology from Ashanti minister for causing GM's arrest

General News
Simon Osei-Mensah

Workers of the Electricity Company of Ghana in the Ashanti Region are demanding an apology from Regional Minister Simon Osei-Mensah for causing the arrest of their general manager Mark Wiafe Asumani following a disconnection of Kumasi Technical University from the national grid over a debt.

The regional minister had the GM arrested after the state power distributor did not comply with Mr Osei-Mensah's order that they reconnect KTU to the grid.

The GM was later granted a self-recognisance bail.

In a statement issued on Thursday, April 18, 2024, the Joint Unions in the region said: “We want the regional minister to know that ECG does not report to him and does not take instructions from him on all of its activities including revenue mobilisation/collection.”

“We demand an unqualified apology from the Regional Minister to the General Manager, in particular, and the entire ECG and withdrawal of the case from the police station by close of day Tuesday, the 23rd of April, 2024, else the entire ECG Ashanti Region, as a first step in registering our displeasure, will hoist red flags and be in red on Wednesday, the 24th of April, 2024.”