GHANA: Dumsor hits parts of Ghana after PDS takeover of ECG
There is a total blackout currently in some parts of the country.
Some places including Lapaz, Abeka, Sowutum, Kasoa, Tema, Kwashieman, Odorkor, Awoshie and parts of northern Ghana are currently without light.
With regards to northern Ghana, the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCO) attributed the situation to a “system failure.”
They have however assured the general public that efforts are being made to identify the problem and fix it as soon as possible.
“The total outage we’re currently experiencing is as a result of system disturbances on NEDCO’s network. We’ve however been assured that they are doing everything humanly possible to identify, fix and restore supply as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.”, a release from NEDCO stated.
This comes weeks after the Electricity Company of Ghana handed over operations of the company to Power Distribution Services (PDS).
The takeover took place in February 2019.
PDS is expected to turnaround the operations of ECG to make it profitable.
In addition, the new management is expected to improve access to electricity while cutting down on waste in the system to block all leakages that drain the financials of ECG.
Explaining the situation in Accra, PDS in a statement, indicated that the power outage is as a result of technical challenges.
The company promised to address the challenges with immediate effect.
“The Power Distribution Services Ghana (PDS), wishes to inform the general public especially our cherished customers that, due to technical challenges upstream, power supply to our Mallam Bulk Supply Point and Graphic Road has been curtailed. This has caused power outage within the Western and the Central parts of Accra. Immediately the situation is rectified, power supply will be restored to affected customers. The inconvenience is very much regretted.”