The Senior Staff Association of the Volta River Authority in the Northern Region has withdrawn some essential services effective today, Thursday March 10, 2022.
According to the workers the decision to withdraw some of their services is due to continuous attacks on them.
A statement signed by the NEDCO Senior Staff Association Chairman, William Asare indicated that on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, a group of staff including casuals went out on a disconnection exercise at Koblimagu, a suburb of Tamale, and were attacked and assaulted with a machete by residents.
He also revealed that a another worker with the loss control unit was assaulted and his mobile phone seized and vandalized while in routine monitoring.
He said the Police has been informed over the incident as well as management.
In September 2021, the workers had to withdraw some services following similar attacks and vandalization of the Tamale office by some youth.
Staff resumed full services after several engagements and assurances from REGSEC, Chiefs, Assembly members, opinion leaders about the safety of VRA/NEDCo staff.
He further revealed the company loses 45% (Gh 8.4m) of the power sales on monthly basis in the Tamale metropolis alone due to power theft.