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"Don't Stay Under Our Transmission Lines" – GRIDCo Warns Encroachers (Pics)

Ghana’s power transmission company, Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), says it is working with the National Security to rid areas within the Greater Accra Region of illegal occupants whose activities prevent access to transmission towers.

According to the company, this is to ensure adequate and quality power transmission to the Greater Accra Region and adjoining areas.

Year after year, the power transmission company faces challenges with the activities of encroachers along its transmission towers and lands across the country.

Speaking during a press briefing in Accra, Director of System Operation with GRIDCo, Ing. Mark Baah, cautioned the public from operating under these lines as transmission line faults can result in casualties and damage to property.

The company has assured it will continue to work with the relevant state institutions to remove property and structures and to curb all forms of human activities.

This, it said, is to safeguard public safety and ensure the reliability of power transmission.

In other developments, the Government through the National Security cautions the general public to disregard any information on any media platform instructing prospective Ghanaian students and business owners to access and apply for an alleged "United Nations' Money Funds (Ghana)", which is ranging from One Hundred and Fifty Thousand to Seven Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢150,000-GH¢700,000).

The National Security has picked signals that a cybercriminal with mobile number 0206 583 702 who is behind this diabolic act has reportedly circulated the a link to swindle these groups of persons.

The purported criminal activity further promises that persons ranging from 13-25 years are likely to receive between One Hundred and Fifty Thousand to Three Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (Gh¢150,000- G¢h300,000) while those between 25 and 65years are also to receive between Four hundred Thousand and Seven Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (Gh¢400,000- Gh¢700,000).

The Deputy Information Minister, Madam Fatimatu Abubakar said, there is no such grant from the United Nations and the General public is therefore, advised to ignore any such communication.

Madam Fatimatu Abubakar on another brief noted that, some Ghanaians have been lured into QNET Operations in Neighbouring Countries which the government has observed with grave concern a rise in the migration of Ghanaian youth into Cote d'Ivoire, Togo and Mali, who are lured with lucrative non-existing jobs but end up entrapped in the operations of a network marketing company, QNET.

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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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