- The ECG released the timetable for the current outages about 3 weeks earlier
- Meanwhile, the energy minister stated that there is no ‘dumsor’ in the country
- According to him, the challenges being experienced are due to maintenance works
The much-awaited power outage in the Greater Accra and Central Regions commenced Monday, morning, April 10, 2021.
It follows the release of the dreaded ‘dumsor’ timetable by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) three weeks earlier as part of projects to “improve power supply reliabilities and system voltages.”
More than 30 communities in the Greater Accra and Central Regions will experience a power outage following the coming into effect of the timetable, today, April 10, 2021.
They will experience 12 hours of dumsor—thus some will be without power from 6 am to 6 pm while others will with power from 6 pm to 6 am.
Below are the affected areas divided into four groups
Group A - Power off on May 10 and May 14 during the day and power off at night on May 12 and May 16.
Nsakina, Oduman, Odorkor Official Town, Awoshie, Odorgonno, Mallam Abease, Top Base (Gbawe), Kokompe, Zamrama Line, Banana Inn, Chorkor, Korle Gonno, Gbegbeyse, Shiabu, Kwashi-Bu, Abeka Lapaz, Nii Boye Town, Alhaji, Sowutuom, Ablekuma New Town, Dansoman Control, Market, GBC Staff Quarters, Old barrier, Opeikuma, Ashalaja, Lamptey Mills (Kasoa).
Group B - Power off during the day on May 12 and May 16 and power off during the night on May 10 and May 14.
Lower McCarthy, Mallam, Gbawe, Agape junction, Bubiashie, Demod, Abossey Okai, Santa Maria, Bortianor, Red Top, New Aplaku, Mataheko, Dansoman SSNIT Flats, Glefe, Nyanyano, Nyanyano Kakraba, Iron City, Breku, Tuba.
Group C - Power off during the day on May 11, May 15, May 17, and power off during the night on May 13.
Sakaman, Hansonic, Upper McCarthy Hill, Tetegu, Melcom Plus Industrial Area, Abeka Market, Lartebiokorshie, Tantra Hill, Nyamekye, Pokuase ACP Estates, Amasaman, Anyaa, NIC, Nsumfa, Antieku, Bortianor, Wesley Grammar, Ayigbe Town, Korkordzor, Banana Inn, Mamprobi New Town.
Group D - Power off during the day on May 13 and power off at night on May 11, May 15, May 17.
Odorkor, St. Anthony, Djaman township, Oblogo, Salaga market, CMB Flats, Mamprobi, Soko, Taifa, Ofankor, Asofa, Alhajo, Tabora, Chantan, Israel, Fadama, North Kaneshie, Joma, NIC Top, Seminary, Sowutuom Last Stop, Ablekuma Curve, Russia, Sukura, Kokrobite, Bortianor, Osofo Dadzie, Datus.
Meanwhile, Yvonne Nelson harshly criticised the president for returning Ghana to the dark days of erratic power supply, christened ‘dusmor’.
Bitterly disappointed with the president’s failure to eradicate dumsor totally contrary to his electioneering promise, the award-winning movie star took to Twitter to call him out.
She said in a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh that Ghanaians are exhausted with the president’s lies regarding the country’s current power challenges.
“We are tired of their LIES #DUMSORMUSTSTOP Same STORY year after year....... same lies...different parties,” Nelson said in the tweet as she shared a snapshot of a previous statement made by the president on the crisis.
It will be recalled Nelson led her colleagues in the movie industry to join blue-collar workers in demonstrations against power cuts in 2015.
They marched through the streets of the capital to demand an ended energy crisis during the administration of former President John Dramani Mahama.
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