Contractor in police custody for illegal reconnection


By A.B. Kafui Kanyi, GNA     

Ho, Oct. 12, GNA – The Power Distribution
Services Ghana Confined (PDS) in the Volta Location has apprehended a person Brilliant
Kofi Bansah, a previous “farming out” of the Company for
illegally, reconnecting consumers soon after they had been disconnected by PDS
officials for non-payment of expenditures.

A farming out contractor is a third social gathering
contractor who undertakes meter installation and other technical companies for
clients on behalf of PDS.

Bansah, 42, whose license was revoked by PDS
for engaging in unlawful actions was caught by PDS officials reconnecting
prospects from an electrical pole at the Sogakope Roundabout Targeted traffic Mild, after
the buyers experienced been disconnected for non-payment of costs on Wednesday, 9th
October, 2019.

The officials right after the arrest handed Bansah
in excess of to the Tongu Divisional Law enforcement Headquarters at Sogakope, where he was
put in following allegedly admitting to reconnecting shoppers
illegally.

Mr Benjamin Antwi, Public Relations Officer,
PDS, Volta, in a brief to the media stated while the unlawful act did not have an affect on
power source to prospects in just the region, PDS officials took steps to rectify
the situation to stay away from any hurt to meters and outage to consumers.

Mr William Addy, PDS Volta Regional Income
Defense Manager, mentioned the shoppers ended up disconnected all through a mass
disconnection physical exercise in the Sogakope District of PDS with large debtors remaining
big targets.  

He explained in the course of a monitoring training to
check unlawful reconnections on Friday, the monitoring workforce noticed the perpetrator
reconnecting prospects from an electric pole all-around 0900 several hours.

Mr Addy explained, “the checking group
apprehended him and described the circumstance to the Tongu Divisional
Headquarters for additional action.”

Mr. Bansah commonly identified as “Coffie”,
allegedly admitted to illegally reconnecting clients and pleaded with the
authorities to pardon him for participating in the act.

Mr. Abrefa Besea, Regional Business
Supervisor of PDS in the Region, asked the general public to desist from entry
into PDS networks and unlawful connections given that this kind of acts had been prison and
punishable by legislation.

GNA

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