- The energy minister has stated that there is no ‘dumsor’ in the country
- According to him, the challenges being experienced are due to maintenance works
- There have been incessant power outages in the country lately
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Parts of Accra are expected to experience power cuts for a week, the Technical Controller at Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), William Amuna has disclosed.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on GBCGhanaonline, Amuna said the Aboadze –Tema- Volta Transmission Lines will go off for a week—between the 10th and 17th of May to allow work to be completed on the lines.
As a result, areas like Mallam, Kaneshie, and Dansoman will experience power cuts.
It will be recalled the Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, said in an earlier YEN.com.gh report that Ghana will not slip back into the prolonged period of outages between 2012 and 2016 christened ‘Dumsor’.
The minister’s remarks come on the back of incessant power cuts in various parts of the country in the past, heightening fears among Ghanaians that the country is gradually moving towards the unbearable ‘Dumsor’ era.
Despite these unannounced power cuts, the Ghana Grid Company, (GRIDCo) said the country has enough power to supply.
That notwithstanding, it revealed that it was in talks with ECG and NEDCo to roll out a timetable for power outages across the country.
Commenting on the development during a working visit to the GRIDCo on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Dr. Prempeh said the challenges being experienced are due to maintenance works being carried out.
He said the relevant authorities are working feverishly to resolve the challenges which had arisen as a result of technical difficulties with “our transmission lines and it is our hope that that issue will be resolved by the end of the year.”
“We should all be sincere and truthful in our communication. In 2016, the whole country was given periods when we are to receive power and when to be off. In 2016, the government of the day told us it was a generation problem," he stated.
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