- A rat has been attributed to the consistent black outs in the Upper West region
- Power officials say they are doing everything possible to restore power to the region
The cause of power disruptions in the Upper West region has been attributed to a "stubborn rat", according to the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCO).
Over the past weeks, residents of Wa in the Upper West region have been complaining over the power fluctuations in the area but district supervisor of NEDCo, Martin Anyimadu, has revealed that power has not been consistent because the recalcitrant rodent managed to find its way into the “breakers of the company at the substation on Thursday during the rains causing”.
According to him, this development has seen officials bring in technicians from Tamale to help fix the challenge they are being faced with.
Businesses that depend solely on power provided by NEDCo in the region have been worried over the development but the power distributor has assured the situation will improve soon.
Still on issues related to power, the energy minister, Boakye Agyarko has made the promise to Ghanaians that the price of utility will be reduced come next year, 2018. According to him, government has so far succeeded in making power stable hence their next call of action will be to ensuring that the price of electricity goes down.
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