Ghana’s Minister for Energy, John-Peter Amewu has urged consumers of electricity in the West African nation to cooperate with the power distribution companies- Electricity Company of Ghana and Northern Electricity Distribution Company-as they are working to replace some obsolete equipment in all their operational areas.
The replacement of the obsolete equipment has become necessary because they cause power interruptions.
The exercise is likely to result in pockets of outages in some areas.
ECG provides electricity to the southern parts of the West African nation while NEDCo serves the northern part of the country.
A statement signed by the Managing Director of ECG, Kwame Agyeman-Budu, said: “In undertaking these system improvement works, some will require local outages to create a safe working environment.
“The company will, therefore, ensure that affected customers are informed accordingly. We entreat our customers and the general public to report all faults to our customer service center on 0302-611611 or via the Company’s official social media handles (@ecgghofficial),” the statement concluded.
Speaking to the media in Tema after commissioning a 330 kV/161 kV interconnection auto transformer funded by GRIDCo and Sunon Asogli Power (Ghana) Limited, Mr Amewu said the exercise is in the interest of the country and urged all consumers to cooperate.
According to him, the completion of the exercise will end the interruptions in power supply across the country.