May 20, 2024

The Asokore Mampong Municipality Education Directorate has raised concerns over the disconnection of power to the Garden City Special School at Asokore Mampong in the Ashanti Region.

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has embarked on mass disconnection to retrieve money owed  them.

Reports say the school has been in darkness since February 14, 2024 over failure to settle GH₵66,000 debt.

Speaking to Joynews monitored by, the Educational Director at the Asokore Mampong Municipality, William Amankrah lamented over the disconnection of electricity to the school due to the nature of the children.

He said the special children’s conditions become worse when there is no light and that the ECG should restore power to the school.

Adding that they are aware of the mass disconnections of the ECG across the country but they should consider the School due to the nature of the special children.

“Efforts have been made to restore the power because of the nature of the children up to now. And this mass disconnection ECG staff have been doing this almost everywhere, idividual houses, companies, some government institutions and the rest but we are very much concerned because of the nature of the special children. And when there is no light, their condition is worse, their issues are triggered by light or darkness that is why we are so much concerned” He stated.

Meanwhile, the headmistress of the school, Dr Roselyn Frimpong Agyapong, is pleading with the ECG to restore the power as the school is planning to settle their debt when their funds are delivered.

“Whatever it is they will be paid but how can we continue to let these children sleep in darkness? Yesterday, they killed two scorpions near where the boys were sleeping, what if they entered the room and they bit somebody’s child? How would we explain it? She said.