Though the government and minister of Energy and Power and the Scrap Metal Association have given stern warnings to people to desist from stealing the National Power Authority (NPA) property, however Lewis Bangura and Issa Kamara workers at NPA have cast this to the wind.
The two went to sell a large quantity of copper wires to Krishna Impex, a dealer in scrap metal, at Kingtom. The dealer refused to buy the cooper and called at the Central Police Station and the two were handed over to one Inspector Musa who took them to the station.
The president of the Scrap Metal Association, Omotayo Vidal McCarthy, said for a long time people had been blaming their association for the theft of NPA cables. He added that they were happy because the truth had been revealed.
Mr McCarthy called on the public to join hands with the government and their association to report anybody involving in such an act.
He commended the government and the ministry of Trade for lifting the ban on scrap metal and promised that they would adhere strictly to the rules and regulations stipulated by the government.
The president maintained that they would continue to prosecute anybody dealing with NPA’s property, adding that they were against the selling of NPA’s cables.
The association’s Secretary General, Moses Ekinado, said that these workers were enemies of progress, adding that their association had made a promise to the government that they would never go against the rules and regulation of the government.
Meanwhile, police are investigating the matter.