An act of vandalism along the Volta and Smelter 2 transmission lines of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) at about 1:30 am on Monday, March 25, 2019 saw the power generation systems losing some 180 megawatts of power.
The situation saw parts of Dansoman, Kasoa, Swan Lake, as well as parts of Accra being plunged into darkness.
Officials of Gridco told Graphic Online that the suspected thieves who vandalised the tower facility removed the bolts and nuts supporting the facility before a hacksaw blade was used to cut the base of the tower causing it to collapse on a second tower that is paired with it in a parallel line.
The Director of Systems Operations at Gridco told the Graphic Online that officials have isolated the power from the damaged lines so as to ensure distribution is not affected.
Officials of the Ghana Grid Company discovered the fallen tower this morning.
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