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Dumsor hit parts of Accra despite GRIDCo, ECG assurance 

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Some parts of Accra have been experiencing dumsor since Sunday, April 10 despite the assurance from GRIDCo and ECG that there will be no dumsor.

Some of the parts of Accra including Adabraka, New Fadama, Ofankor Barrier, and Korle Gonno have already experienced dumsor.

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) assured consumers that the reconstruction of some transmission lines from Achimota to Mallam substations will not result in power outages.

The power transmission company in a statement assured that its bulk supply points of Kasoa, Pokuase, and Accra Central will transmit power to the substations that are being reconstructed.

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“Whilst we confirm the reconstruction work on our transmission lines has commenced since Saturday, April 9, 2022, we wish to assure the public that the ongoing work will not lead to any ‘Dumsor”.

“The bulk supply points of Kasoa, Mallam, Accra Central, Pokuase and Achimota Substations have enough transformer capacities to meet the desired demand without any load curtailment or load shedding,” GRIDCo said in a statement

GRIDCO had earlier issued a statement on April 8 in which it served notice of daily outages starting on April 9 to June 30 due to a reconstruction of transmission lines from Achimota to Mallam substations.

It said the reconstruction is to meet the growing demand for electricity in Accra and its environs.

“The outage will affect customers served by the Electricity Company of Ghana’s distribution systems crossing these transmission lines during the day,” GRIDCo said in its earlier statement.

But the company in its latest statement noted that there wouldn’t be outages.