We apologize to Ghanaians for the power outages – ECG boss

Most parts of Accra and other regions have been experiencing power outages for days with no prior notice from the ECG or GridCo.

Speaking on Starr Chat with Bola Ray Thursday February 29, 2024, Mr. Mahama stated that the challenges with recent power outages were maintenance issues and ECG takes the full blame for it.

“We are at the bottom of the food chain and the one that gives you the power and distributes the power. There is an intermediary who carries the power from the generators to us. So when this whole thing was happening there was conversation at the top,” Mr Mahama stated.

According to him, his office was working hard to have the issues resolved as soon as possible.

“So sometimes in hoping to be able to be smart about an issue you end up messing up the whole thing. That is why I am saying we have to apologize. I will take this opportunity to say that we are very sorry about what happened in the past 24 to 48 hours. We take full blame for that but we can hang our partners because they are the ones who generate the power for us.”

Meanwhile, the Minority in Parliament has tasked the government to immediately find a solution to the recent instability being experienced by electricity consumers.

Addressing the media in Parliament, Ranking Member for Committee on Mines and Energy John Jinapor revealed a total of 530 MW was knocked off on Wednesday resulting in consumers sleeping in darkness as well as the cutting of supply of power to neighboring countries.

The Yapei Kusawgu MP disclosed the development is due to lack of funds to purchase fuel.

He added some of the Thermal plants are equally down declaring the country’s power sector is collapsing

“The very day the President was delivering the State of the Nation Address and boosting at that very period the utility companies were shading load. The situation appears to be exacerbating. Yesterday alone there was a whooping 580mw of deficit culminating in the stop of power supply to Cote D’ivoire, Burkina Faso and to Togo,” Mr. Jinapor stated.

 

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM


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