The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has invested a whopping GH¢6, 239,969.00 in its vegetation management activities for the year 2023 in the Western Region.
The investment is aimed at reducing vegetation related damages caused to the Company’s network and eventual power outages, which occur mostly during the rainy season.
The Regional General Manager of ECG, Ing. Emmanuel Ofori, who disclosed this to the press, said the move was one of the company’s efforts to ensure reliability of power supply to its customers, especially, those in the forest areas when the strong winds and heavy rains begin.
“Ensuring trees that interfere with our lines are pruned regularly is part of a bigger approach to maintain a reliable and stable distribution of power on our network throughout the region,” he stated.
He continued: “When we reduce down time caused by outages due to natural occurrences such as vegetation related interferences, it brings relief to both the commercial and residential customers who rely on power for economic growth.”
Ing. Ofori appealed to commercial farm owners in the region to be sensitive to the plight of communities affected by outages caused by commercial trees on their plantations by allowing the ECG to prune potential rogue trees.