Dumsor will be over in 5 days, Energy Minister assures

By Wendy Amarteifio
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Energy Minister assures Ghanaians power outages will be over in 5 days

The Energy Minister John Peter Amewu has assured Ghanaians that the power outages being experienced in some parts of the country will be over in five days.

Addressing the media on his visit to some ECG substations in parts of Accra on March 14, 2019, the Energy Minister John Peter Amewu said:

“Definitely because of the construction work (Pokuase interchange) that is ongoing, there is the need for them to halt the transmission of power for this period and so these are some of the problems but my expectation is that it is going to be completed within five days. But we have put in place measures to minimize the impact.”

Also, the CEO of GRIDco, Jonathan Amoako Baah told the media that dumsor is not back and that there is enough power to be supplied to the country. 

According to  Jonathan Amoako Baah:” Let me assure Ghanaians that dumsor is not back, we have enough power to supply. After the construction works everything will return to the reliability of supply that we have come to know over the last few months”.

CEO of GRIDco said they had to introduce new installations at Pokuase to ensure the cables are safe and can allow free flow of traffic.

He further assured that their project will be completed in 5 days to bring relief to Ghanaians.

Ghanaians have expressed anger over the seeming sudden return of power outages popularly known as ‘dumsor’ following the take over of ECG by PDS. Parts of Accra have experienced consistent power outages from Tuesday through to Thursday morning.