Citi FM’s partner station at Somanya in the Eastern Region, Rite FM, temporarily faced the wrath residents protesting against Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) on Friday.
“It took the intervention of the police to ensure that we the journalists at Rite FM were safe,” a reporter with the station, Austin Ofori Addo, said on Eyewitness News.
The protesters had earlier allegedly assaulted one of the Rite FM reporters during the demonstration against the ECG and this prompted some criticism from the radio station, according to Mr. Addo.
“We condemned that situation and I think they were not happy about that. So we were here when we saw them in their numbers coming to the studio so we called the police and now I can say we are partially safe.”
The Rite FM reporter was allegedly assaulted because the protestors were not happy with him taking pictures and video of their actions, according to Mr. Addo.
The hundreds of the angry residents of Somanya in the Eastern Region, besieged the offices of the ECG to demonstrate over what they described as over-billing.
The residents had poured out onto the street and blocked major roads in the town to demonstrate their anger over the development.
Citi News gathered that demonstration was triggered after some ECG staff went round to disconnect some customers for non-payment of their bills.
By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana