Protest Krobo youth demonstrate against chiefs over poverty and under-development

They claim the chiefs have failed over the years to liaise with successive governments to bring development to the communities, hence the endemic poverty and underdevelopment.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The youth of Manya and Yilo Krobo in the Eastern Region have demonstrated against their chiefs over claims that they have failed to work for the development of the two communities.

Wearing red arm bands, the youth comprising both male and female proceeded through the -principal streets of the of the communities with police protection.

READ MORE: Robber begs family for forgiveness after court jailed him 25 years

They said they chiefs have failed over the years to liaise with successive governments to bring development to the communities, hence the endemic poverty and underdevelopment.

They are scheduled to present their petition to the Municipal chief Executive, saying all appeals to the traditional leaders to intervene to give residents some respite have been frutile.

Leader of the youth, Noah Martey, told the media that one of the major problems confronting the people in the two communities is overbilling by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

They claim that the outrageous electricity bills have plunged the residents into untold hardship.

Noah Martey  said “We are doing demonstration against our chiefs – both Yilo and Manya – because of overbilling by the ECG. The chiefs are not helping matters by not fighting on our behalf to ensure that the bills are reduced.

READ ALSO: Robbery cases have reduced from 50 to 15 cases per week - CID

“We will continue doing the demonstration until our issues are solved. We are presenting our petition to the Municipal Chief Executive of Mayna Krobo and Upper Manya Krobo respectively.”

The youth leader  further indicated that until these issues are addressed, they will protest against the celebration of the upcoming Ngmayem festival this year.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email:

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Health Issues 'Discontinue picketing and go home'- gov't urges...bullet
2 Warning Imminent rainstorm coming - Meteorological agency warnsbullet
3 Murder Achimota student killer freed as juvenile court decision is...bullet
4 State Cars Journalists keeping state cars to be named, shamed and...bullet
5 Revelations Ebony's father is Illuminati - Self-styled...bullet
6 Innovation Young Ghanaian who invented ‘water bicycle’ awarded...bullet
7 Wasawasa Women must take spiritual baths after menstruating...bullet
8 Immigration 500 Ghanaians stranded in Dubai; forced to pay...bullet
9 Health Alert Consumers warned on cancer-causing metal...bullet
10 Accra High Court Court frees Achimota school student...bullet

Top Videos

1 Ebony's Death Video of Ebony's soldier singing 'morale songs' goes viralbullet
2 Political Marriage Ras Mubarak Marries Muntaka's Daughter As Second Wifebullet
3 Failed Promises Nurses threaten to vote against NPPbullet
4 Video Sad tale of Ghanaian journalist who left BBC for $162,000...bullet
5 Local News GCB closes down 31 branches of defunct UT, Capital bankbullet
6 Local News Police arrest men with bombs at Odorkorbullet
7 #One Corner New dance craze hits Swedrubullet
8 Local News Unity Hall And Katanga Of KNUST To Be Converted...bullet
9 Bugs On A Plane British airways warned by Ghana's...bullet
10 Start-Up News Ghanaian founder just got $15 million to...bullet