GRIDCo workers fume; as massive power blackout hits parts of Ghana

GRIDCo workers fume; as massive power blackout hits parts of Ghana

- A massive blackout on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, left several homes without electricity in parts of Ghana

- Authorities were scrambling to restore power but only few suburbs had electricity

- Many Ghanaians described the development as unbearable and quizzed whether Ghana is heading back to the days of ‘Dumsor'

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Ghanaians on social media have been complaining over Tuesday, November 26’s blackout that hit the country.

The massive blackout left several homes in the country without electricity, especially in Kumasi and Accra.

Many Ghanaians took to social media to describe the development as unbearable, asking whether Ghana is heading back to ‘Dumsor’ — a popular term used to describe incessant power cuts.

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Meanwhile, some staff of the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) say they will no longer sacrifice their ‘orgasms’ and family lives to attend to emergencies at odd hours again.

The angry workers s of GRIDCo say they will demonstrate soon over some GHS1.2 billion owed the company by key stakeholders in the energy sector.

Below are some of the comments of Ghanaians on Tuesday's blackout situation;

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The workers reportedly withdrew all emergency services, effective Thursday, November 21, 2019.

They opined that they have been directed by the leadership of their union not to provide any further services beyond the official working hours.

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The President of the GRIDCo Staff Union, Raphael Kornor said: “We’re going to withdraw all emergency services; we’re going to treat all emergency services as normal working-hours service. In time past, GRIDCo staff will be sleeping and they will call you, even sometimes at the point of orgasm you have to leave your wife and attend to GRIDCo’s call. We cannot do that again because our efforts are becoming effortless.”

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, blacked out during an event in Dodowa on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

She had attended the 17th Biennial Delegates Congress of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA).

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