Nan’Adj & Associates have petitioned the National Manager of Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) over what the office has described as intimidation, bullying, and violation of civil and human rights by the Electoral Commission Roman Ridge District Office and CID during the covid-19 pandemic.
The Sole Proprietress of the Apartamento situated at No. 3 Agbaamo Street, Airport Residential Area, Accra, Nana Adjoa A. Ackom-Mensah said her office is under threat to pay for bills from a previous account with a company called Crown Apartamento Hotel and Haisel Estate Developers Limited.
She said the ECG office failed to bill the previous owners of their bill of GHC100,000.00.
It was her view that the ECG should have gone to previous owners for the bill because they had slowed the huge bill to accrued, the ECG office is asking her to commit to the payment before they furnish her with her 28 units with the meters she had already paid for.
According to her, she paid GHC2,800 plus GHC280 to give her tenants individual pre-paid metres so they can pay their bills.
However, the meters have not been provided and due to that, three families with young children have due out of the facility for fear of the lack of running water for the covid-19 protocols.
According to her, they are being deprived of access to water and power because their pumps can’t pump water to the 28 units already paid for, so they could wash their hands frequently under running water.
She is therefore asking the PURC, ECG to address her issue in 5 working days or she would have no option than to instruct her lawyers to take further action.
More importantly, she has personally recovered from the covid just a week ago and fears for her life as well as that of her tenants.
She further reveals that the ECG defied PURC regional and came with the police within the 5 working days to remove transformers from across the street inside the premises of the opposite block of apartments putting them in darkness for two days just to spite her and to also atop the power from pumping water to the 28 units.
“Covid is real and I escaped the breathing complications when I tested positive at an early stage. I am thankfully now negative but still on medication and I fear without the water (which is paramount during this pandemic) me and my tenants will surely suffer COVID-19 attacks on account of ECG and PURC wanting me to commit to pay a bill which is not mine.”
She stressed that “the PURC Regional as regulators of both ECG Roman Ridge District and ECG Regional have failed miserably in trying to solve a problem which is definitely not mine on all accounts. I am therefore writing to your high office to solve this life-threatening problem.”