Some unscrupulous individuals in Berekum in the Bono region have stolen some copper cables belonging to the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCO).
The copper cables were stolen from the 161kv substation that was constructed some one month ago.
Out of the 22 newly constructed towers, the thieves have stolen copper grounds of 16 towers.
According to the Corporate Communications Manager of NEDCO, Mr. Maxwell Kotoka, the development is very sad considering the resources that were channeled into the project.
He revealed that the theft of the cables could have dire consequences on power distribution in the area since the cables serve as insulators for the towers.
The cables he revealed protect the towers against thunder strikes.
He charged the citizens in the area to report individuals with suspicious activities found around any of their towers.
The new substation in Berekum was constructed to provide consistent power supply to customers in that area.
The new substation supplies power to Berekum, Dormaa, Drobo, Sampa, Wamfie, Wamanafo and other surrounding communities