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GRIDCo Announces ‘Dumsor’ Timetable For Volta, Oti Regions

The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCO) has revealed plans to ration power to parts of the Volta and Oti Regions over the next few days.

In a notice to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), GRIDCo requested that the outages come into force from Thursday, March 18 to Monday, March 22, 2021.

The move, according to GRIDCo, is to enable it to undertake repair works on transformers supplying the two regions.

Areas affected include parts of Ho, Adaklu Ahunda, Sogakope, Akatsi, Keta, Adidome, and its environs are expected to experience power outages.

This comes on the back of speculations by a cross-section of Ghanaians about a seeming return to the days of erratic electricity supply, popularly known as ‘dumsor,’ following a March 7 scare.

The CEO of the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), Jonathan Amoako-Baah allayed the rising fear explaining that the “nature of the power system value chain, makes that impossible.”

“As a crucial part of the entire value chain, overseeing matters on the transmission aspect of the process, GRIDCo wants to assure the country and all related stakeholders that none of the key participants in the value chain is resting on their oars, in an effort to maintain stability, accessibility, consistency, and reliability of power supply at all times,” he stated on March 14.

Below is the full list of areas to be affected:




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