Power supply in Obuasi, Ghana’s mining town and surrounding communities in the Ashanti Region are expected to improve in the coming days due to some interventions by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to meet growing demand of electricity in the area.
This follows the ECG’s transportation of 10MVA transformer to Obuasi on Friday, September 3, 2021, to replace the existing 5MVA transformer in area to accommodate more power.
The Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer of ECG, Erastus Baidoo told energynewsafrica.com that upon installation of the new transformer, there would be massive improvement in power supply, after explaining how bad the power situation in Obuasi and its surrounding towns have been for sometime now.
According to him, lights have been unstable so “with the new 10MVA transformer, there is going to be a big improvement in power supply from Obuasi all the way to New Edubiase,” he said.
“We can be assured that there will power reliability and quality,” he added.
Mr Erastus Baidoo warned consumers who are engaging in power theft to desist from the acts.
According to him, the power distribution company is investing a lot of money to improve power supply and reliability and, therefore, expects consumers to pay for the power they consume and not steal it.
He said his outfit has teamed up with the security agencies and are going after those engaging in such acts.