The Management of Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) is urging Ghanaians to remain calm, assuring them that it is working with other stakeholders in the power sector to resolve the financial challenges GRIDCo is facing.
The challenges forced the workers of the company to issue two weeks’ ultimatum to government or the country was thrown back into the days of erratic power supply.
Staff of GRIDCo, who took part in the May Day celebration, led by the President of the Senior Staff Association, Mr Raphael Kornor, served notice that they would be compelled to engage in acts which could plunge the country into another era of power crisis.
Known in the Ghanaian parlance as ‘dumsor’, the GRIDCo staff reminded government to ensure that the financial challenges GRIDCo is going through are resolved to avoid the crisis.
Later in an interview on an Accra-based radio station, Mr Raphael Kornor reiterated that if government failed to heed to the two-week ultimatum to settle the outstanding arrears to GRIDCo, the country would be plunged into darkness.
However, the threat, which did not gone down with management of GRIDCo, had prompted the company to issue a statement to calm the nerves of Ghanaians who may be worried about the issue.
In a statement signed by Helina Asante, on behalf of Head of Public Relations at GRIDCo, it said discussions are currently ongoing with all stakeholders to address whatever challenges that exist in the energy sector.
“There is, therefore, no cause for anxiety since the reliability of electricity supply is delinked from the sentiments expressed by the Senior Staff Association.
“We want to assure our stakeholders and the general public that we will continue to discharge our mandate to ensure reliable electricity supply,” the statement said.