Some Irate youth in the Manya Kpongunor in the Lower Manya Krobo District of the Eastern region Monday morning blocked roads leading to the town in prevention of mass disconnection exercise.
Reports indicate that the agitating youth threatened to lynch staff of PDS should they enter any house. There was a gridlock on the Kpong -Odumase- Somanya road due to the action of the youth.
Some residents of the community described the Power Distribution Services (PDS) action as an unfair treatment.
PDS is embarking on a mass disconnection exercise with armed Police personnel in Somanya, Odumase Krobo, and its environs.
Hundreds of houses have been disconnected in the ongoing exercise which started on May 13, 2019, from Kpong and Nuaso communities.
The exercise dubbed “Revenue Mobilization exercise”, according to Somanya District Manager of PDS Ing. Edward Ochire has become necessary due to the failure of many residents to pay their electricity bills since 2017.
A situation he said has led to revenue shortfalls of the company.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested the irate youth who caused the pandemonium.