Residents of Bosikese in the Ahafo Ano North District are currently living in fear and anxiety after calls to get the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to fix a falling electricity pole went unanswered for months.
The Electricity Company of Ghana [ECG] poles that transmit power from Ahafo Hwediem to Bosikese in the Ahafo Ano North District is gradually falling off to about forty-five degrees [45ᴼ] into the Tano River.
Speaking to Republic News, Kwame Yeboah, a resident said they have contacted authorities to attend to the situation but all efforts to get the ECG to fix the falling pole have proven futile.
According to him, if the pole falls into the Tano River, it might lead to a dire consequence which will be a national disaster.
He noted that the river is the source of water to the community and also the only alternative way for the locals to cross to the other side of the town.
“Efforts have been made to contact the ECG Company in our area about this but their efforts to turn off the power in order to repair the situation has been turned down by the various community citizens with the fear that, it might take a longer time than they expect.” he added
Bosikese village is located in between Ahafo Ano North District and Hwediem in the Asutifi South District, where the River Tano divides the two communities.