Yesterday it was revealed that GRIDCO had released a new timetable for power outages for some parts in Accra for the next two months. In the release, GRIDCO cited the power outages to some repairs and this would affect the supply of power. There has been mixed reactions to this as Ghanaians were living with the thought that the era of dumsor was over per the promises of the government and the Ministry of Energy.
Kwesi Pratt while speaking on Good Morning Ghana today, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 indicated that he was surprised at the new development. He noted that last year he got the chance to attend a press conference of ECG and GRIDCO where Ghanaians were assured that by December 2020 issues bothering on power outages will be over.
Kwesi explained that this promise runs contrary to the new release from GRIDCO. He queried why new lines cannot not be installed while the old lines still carried the load to consumers. He directly told Egyapa Mercer, the Deputy Minister of Energy who was in the studio that per the release and promise he suspects that there was something fishy ongoing because GRIDCO keeps running away from their own statements.
He noted that 2 months for repairs was too long and further explanations needs to be given. According to Kwesi Pratt, he believes there are still issues with private power produces and GRIDCo and the ordinary Ghanaian is being made to suffer from this. He called on the Ministry of Energy to come out clear on the issue because the situation was appalling especially for workers whose main source of income centered on electricity.
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