Pressure group, United Krobo Foundation isn’t relenting in its push for free electricity supply to residents of two Krobo districts, Yilo Krobo and Lower Manya Krobo.
The group has threatened to stage a massive demonstration against the Volta River Authority if persistent attempts to get the power producing body to meet them at a negotiating table for a dialogue over the matter continues to be ignored.
“We are giving the VRA two weeks to meet the United Krobo Foundation at a negotiating table to bring lasting peace. Krobos want to enjoy free supply of electricity from the VRA. Krobos have a history which cannot be underestimated,” the release said.
The UKF says Lower Manya Krobo and Yilo Krobo have a historical right to enjoy free electricity supply from the Volta River Authority. “The Volta River Authority owes the Krobos in its catchment area free supply of electricity after fifty years of operations in Ghana,” the release stated further.
The group made the call during a press conference at the Kpong Lorry Park in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the eastern region as hundreds of residents turned up to show solidarity with the foundation in its quest to negotiate for the non-payment of electricity tariffs.
On Tuesday, the 30th of October, 2018, the United Krobo Foundation at a press conference at Kpong called for a dialogue between the foundation and the Volta River Authority
The UKF while calling on the intervention of the President, Nana Akuffo Addo, the country’s ex-presidents, the two MCEs of the concerned municipalities, traditional rulers, youth advocacy groups and opinion leaders towards ensuring an amicable settlement of the matter vowed to stay “committed to the struggle until the Volta River Authority embraces their grievances stated in an earlier press release.”
The group accused the power producing body of undermining the progress of Krobos despite benefiting tremendously from the Krobos through the use of Krobo lands for the construction of the Akosombo and Kpong dams respectively.