Energy Minister Announces End Of Eight Days Power Outage Schedule


Energy Minister hopeful load shedding exercise will end today after 8 days of interruptions to parts of Accra.

Energy Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, expressed joy about the fact that the load shedding exercise in communities that receive electricity from the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point is scheduled to end today.

It will be recalled that an eight-day power outage schedule for some parts of the national capital was rolled out to enable power distributor, GRIDCo undertake maintenance works on some its facilities.

Speaking at a press briefing, the Minister was unsure whether there would be an extension of the power outage schedule or not.

“There has been a dumsor timetable for those in Accra who are served by the Pokuase substation, and ECG published a timetable for that and it ends today. I cannot stand here and give you a yes or no answer, but we are sure that for whatever they needed to do and for whatever reason they came with the timetable, it ends today.”

The power interruptions started on Monday, May 10, 2021.

The Electricity Company of Ghana explained that the timetable had become necessary due to the ongoing works on the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point, hence the need to shut down the transmission line, which was expected to affect the Mallam Bulk Supply Point that supplies power to many households.

Some of the areas that were affected by the power outages include Awoshie, Nsakina, Dansoman, Ashalaja, Abossey Okai, Dansoman, Tuba, Pokuase ACP Estates, Amasaman, Taifa, Ofankor, Kokrobite, Fadama, Israel, and Abeka market.

There’s no official statement from the Electricity Company of Ghana to that effect but as per the timetable, businesses and households can be hopeful of the end of the load shedding exercise

By :Stella Annan |


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