The electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has officially released a schedule for planned power outages in parts of the Greater Accra Region from 10th May to 17th May 2021.
Before this, there were lots of complains from some Ghanaians demanding for power outage timetable. They expressed the situation as unfair as the lights go off without any notification.
In a statement, one of the resident at the Ashanti Region lamented that;
“As a matter of fact, we are in a very difficult situation. For instance, on Sunday, the light went off around 6:30 am. The lights came back at 3 pm. It went off shortly after that, and we had lights at 4 pm and the lights went off again between 9 and 10 pm. We never had light until around 5 am the next day. We have indeed been suffocating because of the heat. We want the President to know that we are suffering. The same thing happens when we come to work at Asafo. Last week Monday, the lights were out throughout the day. We were unable to work, so we had to return to our homes. We are appealing to the government that if indeed we are in the era of power outages again, they should just tell us and issue a load-shedding timetable, so we can prepare ahead of time.”
Meanwhile the ECG has announced that these load scheduled outages are to facilitate the work of the company to curb any interference in the supply of efficient power to the citizenry.
The release stated that power will be interrupted between 6:00am and 6:00pm as well as 6:00pm and 6:00am in more than forty communities in the Greater Accra Region.
According to them they have grouped these 40 communities into four different groups. The outage will be experienced by two alternating groups each day until the end of the exercise.
Despite all these current happenings, the Electricity Company of Ghana(ECG) had earlier on announced an increment in the power supply Levy. This they said was to assist in certain needed activities for the provision of sufficient power to all Ghanaians.
Meanwhile some Ghanaians had objected to that directive with the African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) also raising concern about it. The ACEP said ECG should explain the reason for the increment in tariffs policy to all Ghanaians.
TIMETABLE - GROUPING
Group A: Power off on May 10 and May 14 during the day and power off at night on May 12 and May 16.
AREAS: Nsakina, Zamrama Line, Oduman, Odorkor Official Town, Awoshie, Odorgonno, Mallam Abease, Top Base –Gbawe, Kokompe, Banana Inn, Sowutuom, Chorkor, Korle Gonno, Gbegbeyse, Shiabu, Kwashi-Bu, Abeka Lapaz, Nii Boye Town, Alhaji, Ablekuma New Town, Dansoman Control, Market, GBC Staff Quarters, Old barrier, Opeikuma, Ashalaja and Lamptey Mills.
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.
AREAS: 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 and Tuba.
Group C: Power off during the day on May 11, May 15, May 17 and power off during the night on May 13.
AREAS: 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 and 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,
AREAS: 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 and Datus.
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