The Chief Executive Officer of GRIDCo, Jonathan Amoako-Baah, has refuted assertions that the country has returned to the era where electricity was rationed.
He explained that the blackouts that occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday in Accra Central, and other areas were as a result of technical problem at their newly commissioned sub-station at Graphic Road, which supplies power, to Accra Central and its environs.
Regarding the power outages in Pokuase and the surrounding towns, Mr. Amoako Baah, noted that power supply in that area had been curtailed, to enable them, to relocate their 33KV lines due to the ongoing construction works at the ACP Junction on the Accra -Pokuase main road.
He stated that the situation had nothing to do with generation as it had been speculated by section of Ghanaians.
Mr Amoako -Baah was briefing the media during a visit to Accra Central Bulk Supply Point, Pokuase, Asogli Power Plant and Tema Thermal Power Plant with the Energy Minister John-Peter Amewu, CEO of VRA Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa and other officials of the Ministry of Energy on Thursday, 14th March, 2019.
“Let me assure Ghanaians that dumsor is not back, we have enough power to supply. After the construction works everything will return to reliability of supply that we have come to know over the last months,” he said.
He further assured that their project will be completed in 5 days to bring relief to Ghanaians.
On his part, Mr John-Peter Amewu who is the Energy Minister maintained that the blackouts were a technical problem and not generation problem.
He assured that the situation is currently under control.
“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 some of the problems but my expectation thinking is that it is going to be completed within five days. But we have put in measures to minimize the impact,” he told the media.