The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has announced a 22-day disruption in power supply in parts of the Greater Accra Region.
Known in Ghanaian parlance as ‘dumsor’, the 22-day disruption in power supply will take effect on Monday June 28 and end on July 19. The ‘dumsor’ will occur between the hours of 6pm and 12midnight each day.
In a press statement dated Wednesday, June 23, ECG explained that the power outage is to allow the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) to complete the last phase of repair works on some bulk supply points and transmission cables in Accra.
The ECG said, “the load to the Trasacco Bulk Supply Point (BSP) will be managed to enable the construction of towers at the Volta, Accra East and Achimota substations and to complete the stringing and commissioning of a new double circuit 161KV Volta-Achimota transmission line.”
Areas to be affected have been categorised into six groups. Each group will be without power once a week.
Meanwhile, ECG is encouraging citizens to bear the inconveniences that will arise out of the exercise.
It further assured the general public that the project will be completed on time.