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Erratic power supply; my electrical gadgets are damaged - Asantehene

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, has expressed his painful feelings about frequent power cuts, which has left nearly all his electrical gadgets damaged.

He described the situation as most discomforting and urged the power providers to move quickly to get the problem fixed to bring relief to electricity consumers – households, public and private institutions and businesses in the Ashanti Region.

The region has been struggling with intermittent power outages and this is being blamed on a telecommunication mast that fell on two towers belonging to the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), causing the towers to collapse. Otumfuo Osei Tutu told the Energy Minister about how his electrical gadgets got damaged after a sudden power cut.

He acknowledged the hard work, the tremendous effort the Energy Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who is Member of Parliament (MP) for the Manhyia South Constituency was doing to ensure that there was stable supply of electricity and encouraged him to move quickly on the planned relocation of the 250-megawatt Ameri Power Plant to Kumasi.

The reason for the relocation of the Ameri Plant to Kumasi is to make sure that there is stable power in the middle part of the country.

The Energy Minister had called on the Asantehene at his Manhyia Palace to pay a courtesy call on him.

It provided the opportunity for Dr. Opoku Prempeh to tell the Asante King about what was being done to fix the erratic power supply that electricity consumers in the Ashanti Region had been facing.

He informed the Asantehene that everything was being done to address the problem and ensure stable power supply to consumers in the region.

He spoke of how a telecommunication mast had fallen on two towers of GRIDCo, in early November, crushing these two towers to the ground.

Dr Opoku Prempeh said they were working around the clock to bring back the fallen GRIDCo lines.

“We cannot lie to you, we are asking you to support us with your prayer.”

He (the Minister) was not and would never sit idle to watch as people in the region went through the discomfort of irregular power supply.

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