- The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has explained why the country went into a nationwide blackout on Sunday, March 7, 2021
- According to GRIDCo, the nationwide power outage was caused by a challenge that shut down their entire system
- In a statement, GRIDCo assured that its technical team was working to restore power across the country
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The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has released a statement explaining the circumstances leading to a power outage across the country.
Electricity power went off in all parts of the country on Sunday, March 7, 2021, with many Ghanaians taking to social media to complain bitterly.
For many who complained, power has not been stable in their areas these and they were wondering if 'dumsor', the erratic power situation which crippled the nation a few years ago, is back.
But GRIDCo has stated the nationwide power outage is as a result of a temporal challenge they are facing at the moment.
In a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh, GRIDCo explained that a challenge in the power system which happened at about 2:01 pm has led to a total shutdown of the system.
It is this shutdown that has "led to the interruption of power supply to all parts of the country."
The statement assured that the company's technical team was "working to restore power supply to all bulk supply points (BSPs) in the country."
The nationwide power outage comes after Ghana celebrated its 64th Independence Anniversary on Saturday, March 6, 2021.
Due to COVID-19, all public celebrations were cancelled but President Nana Ado Dankwa Akufo-Addo took to social media page to commemorate the day.
In his post on Twitter, Akufo-Addo tasked all Ghanaians to contribute to Ghana’s growth.
"We must all step up and play significant roles in the development of Ghana, our motherland. Let us bequeath to our children, their children, and generations unborn a nation of hope and opportunity, not one of despair and retrogression," his statement partly read.
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