Accra to experience more power cuts

Cephas Gakpo, Managing Director of ECG.

Officials of the Electricity Company of Ghana say consumers in certain parts of Accra would have to contend with irregular power supply until stabilization works being carried out in the capital city are completed.

Acting Director of Operations, Bernard Ametefe told Citi News the explosion of a 200,000 dollar transformer at Tema has compounded the problem. Thus, part of the power supply for Accra is being diverted to some areas in Tema due to the uncompleted stabilization in the city.

Areas to be affected include Spintex Road, Ashalley Botwe and their surrounding areas.
“The situation as at now is such that we need to supply part of Accra load to Tema, that’s the Spintex Road area, and the feeder goes from there to Ashalley Botwe, etc.

“Until we reinforce the system to stabilize power supply in the area, we will continue to be feeding part of Accra load to Tema.

“Therefore anytime there is a disturbance in Tema, those loads in Accra, principally Spintex Road area, Ashalley Botwe area would be affected, unfortunately.”

He assured that ECG is working round the clock to restore normalcy.

Also speaking to Citi News, residents in parts of Accra and elsewhere complained of very erratic power supply over the past week. Yesterday, a man incensed with the erratic power supply to his East Legon neighborhood dumped rotten left-over food at the Electricity Company of Ghana’s office in the locality.

Dr. Kwaku Danso is said to have packaged the rotten food items made up of insipid plantain, with some assorted ingredients in a beautiful polythene bag and handed it over to workers of the ECG office for onward submission to the station manager.

The man claimed to have been fed up with the power fluctuations in the area.

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