The Minister of Energy, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has said that, the power outages is being experienced in Ghana, is not ‘Dumsor’, but just a power system upgrade.
According to the Minister, the current power outage situation in parts of the country is as a result of upgrading the power systems to meet Ghana’s growing power needs.
He made this statement, yesterday, 20th April, 2021, during his tour with the Minister for Information, Hon. Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah and officials from MiDA, GRIDCo and ECG to inspect the progress of the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) currently under construction.
According to information reaching Ghana Africa News, this project which commenced 18 months ago is the 5th BSP in Accra and its completion would improve the quality and reliability of power supply in Legon, Pokuase, Nsawam, Kwabenya and its environs.
“I trust that Ghanaians will continue to bear with the power service providers as they strive to keep to the barest minimum the inconveniences while maintenance work progresses”, Hon. Opoku Prempeh pleaded with Ghanaians.
Meanwhile, according to the CEO of GRIDCO, there is going to be a time table for the power outages in parts of Accra whiles the maintenance work goes on.
What is now baffling Ghanaians is that, if this power outage is not ‘Dumsor’, then how should they call it?
Speaking with some Ghanaians about this power developments, some of them said, the government is trying to cover up the energy and power supply problems in the country, that’s why they are saying it’s not Dumsor, but it is.
For now, we are waiting for the outcome of the maintenance and power system upgrades as explained by the Minister.
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