The Executive Director for Institute for Energy Policies Research (INSTEPR), Kwadwo N. Poku, has questioned the reason the Ashanti Region has been experiencing load shedding from 6 pm to midnight in recent times.

According to him, his checks at the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) indicate that the problem is coming from GRIDCo’s 161 kV transmission lines taking power to the Ashanti Region.

“If this is truly the reason, why is GRIDco not informing the good people of the Region?” he asked.

Below is his full statement

WHY IS THE ASHANTI REGION IN DARKNESS?

For the past two weeks, Kumasi and its environs have been experiencing load shedding every evening between 6 pm and 12 midnight. Why?

My sources at ECG tell me the problem is coming from the GRIDco 161 kV transmission lines taking power to the Ashanti Region. If this is truly the reason, why is GRIDco not informing the good people of the Region?

GRIDco has always had a habit of not informing the population about challenges they are having that affect our daily lives. They are quick to hold press conferences to talk about the lack of government investments and allowances they are not getting. But they don’t think if there is a problem with their transmission lines and for two weeks, it has not released a press statement or held a presser to the people of Ashanti Region is needed.

Nothing is more annoying than being in the dark every night. For nothing at all, the Minister is an MP from this Region. How do you expect him to attend funerals on Saturday when everyone is looking at him like “Hon, why are our lights off?”

Please as a matter of urgency, the Institute for Energy Policies and Research is calling on the Management of GRIDco to issue a press statement or press conference to tell Ghanaians when the load shedding in Ashanti Region will stop. Also what measures are being put in place by GRIDco to have a better PR with the people of Ghana.

 

KWADWO N. POKU

Executive Director

INSTEPR

 

 

 

Source: https://energynewsafrica.com

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