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DUMSOR: PDS likely to face sanctions from PURC

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, PURC, has begun investigations into the activities of the Power Distribution Services, PDS the new power distribution company, which took over the distribution of electricity from ECG, over the frequent power outages, dumsor, experienced in most part of the country from March 11.

According to the PURC, appropriate sanctions will be meted out to PDS should investigations point to a breach in service delivery.

Executive Secretary of PURC, Maame Dufie Ofori in an interview with Joy FM said they are monitoring the situation with their benchmarks and won't hesitate to apply the required sanctions if they are found culpable.

"There is no one who is happy about lack of electricity which most of the time affect production because they depend on power, we will not like this to happen, the appropriate enforcement or penalty will be meted out according to what we have in our system if we found them guilty of breaching the regulations."

"We are monitoring them based on benchmarks we don't just get up and monitor in a vacuum we monitor based on benchmarks these benchmarks are actually assessed over an appreciable period," she added.

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Most parts of the country from March 11 experienced power outages, the PDS in response to the situation after weeks of taking over the operation of power distribution from ECG said the recent dumsor is due to technical challenges emanating from Gridco.

The Energy Minister addressing the media also assured that the various technical faults will be fixed in five days time.

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