A former deputy minister of power, Mr John Jinapor, has said investigations ought to be conducted into the alleged destruction of some pylons near the head office of state power transmitter ghana Grid Company restricted (GRIDCo), which led to power cuts in some a part of the country on Mon, 25 March 2019.
Mr Jinapor told Kwabena Prah jnr (The Don) on ghana Yensom on accra 100.5FM on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 that those who committed the act ought to be arrested and treated.
Meanwhile, the Energy Minister, mr John Peter Amewu, has condemned the destruction of the pylons, describing the perpetrators as “thieves” and “animals”.
Mr Amewu, who inspected the destruction within the course of the day, pointed out that there were measures to protect such installations and other strategic national assets. He, however, added that the authorities “cannot be all over at every time and a few of those thieves, some of these animals in our society can do things simply to circumvent the security”.
In his opinion, the action by the suspects constitutes “a complete sabotage” of the work of the power distributors.
“It baffles my mind however human beings will do this to our motherland and any political party that may have some element of association with such activity doesn’t love being in our country,” he told journalists who toured the scene with him.
Mr Amewu aforesaid they need detected that all the pylons on that particular stretch have “chemicals placed around them” with the intention to “destroy them within the future”.
He discovered that a committee has been tasked to research the sabotage and will confirm that the perpetrators are dropped at book with the assistance of officers from the National Security and therefore the ghana Police Service.