Engineers of GRIDCo busily working at the site.

Energynewsafrica.com can confirm that the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) will, in the next couple of days, complete construction works to replace two of its transmission towers which were damaged recently, thereby forcing Karpower and AKSA to produce below capacity.

When this portal visited the site where one of the transmission towers was hacked down and eventually collapsed on an adjacent tower about three weeks ago, by some unknown assailants, engineers from GRIDCo were busily reassembling parts of the tower in order to remount them.

This portal can confirm that at the time of the visit, the engineers had already assembled some parts of the towers and were ready to lift them to the partially constructed one for conductors to be hooked onto it.

On March 25, one of the pylons near the Head office of GRIDCo that transmitted power from Karpower and ASKA to the national grid was hacked down.

The incident is currently being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.

Director for Systems Operation at GRIDCo, Mark Baah in an interview with energynewsafrica.com revealed that it was going to cost GRIDCo US$100,000 to remount the two towers.

Speaking to this portal at the site, a supervisor for the project, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the company managed to get parts of the tower from its depot in Prestea, in the Western Region.

He said they are optimistic that in the next couple of days, they should be able to restore the transmission lines.

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