Kenneth Kanyike, the Ntinda Minister’s Village LC I Chairperson, says are doing their best to ensure that the incident doesn't get worse
man has climbed an electric pylon that carries high voltage power from Jinja in
Minister’s Village in the city suburbs of Ntinda.
Some of the residents claim
the man, in his youthful age climbed the pylon around 7:00 am this morning.
"We saw him in the morning climbing and he was in the middle of the pylon
but now he has proceeded up to the high end of the power line. We are yet to
understand what has promoted his action," noted one of the
Kenneth Kanyike, the Ntinda Minister’s Village LC I Chairperson,
says are doing their best to ensure that the incident doesn't get worse.
"We got information that somebody had climbed the pylon carrying high voltage
power from Jinja. This is a very dangerous situation. That is why we are here
to try to secure the area," Kanyike said.
Adding that, “We have
alerted the area Police who have also alerted the Fire brigade and other
agencies like Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) who are
responsible for managing the line. All these agencies are on the ground right
now,” he said.
He said the
groups are working together to bring the man down from the pylon. “We hope the
situation will be resolved peacefully without anyone losing their lives,"
Despite several people trying to persuade the man by
promising him gifts and several other offers, the man seems not to be bothered
and hasn't responded to the call.
The security agencies are in place and
they are accessing the situation to determine their course of action.