Armed military personnel came to the aid of NEDCo employees on Thursday after they had been imprisoned at the UDS City Campus, close to Tamale Technical University, for cutting off the institution’s energy.
According to the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo) staff, the University owed them huge electricity bills.
Due to the arrears owed, NEDCo decided to change the university’s postpaid meter to a prepaid meter so that the university gets power when they purchase credit.
This decision was arrived at to put an end to NEDCo’s losses but the university authorities protested the new arrangement.
The Northern Electricity Distribution Company then decided to discuss the decision to replace the post-paid meters and deployed workers to go ahead with the disconnection.
In an interview with Adom News, NEDCo Loss Control Supervisor, Samuel Kumi said, UDS City Campus owes NEDCo as much as GH₵447,000, for which reason they were sent to disconnect their power.
According to the Loss Control Supervisor, “upon the disconnection, the security and staff of the school locked the main gate of the campus and ordered them to reconnect the lights or they wouldn’t allow them out.”
Mr. Kumi stated that he therefore reported the problem to Management and the military officers were called in to help them.
Meanwhile, the situation remains tense until the university pays a portion of the arrears accumulated, Adom News gathers.