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ECG blames widespread power outage on technical challenges

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has blamed the widespread blackout on Tuesday evening on technical challenges.

According to the company, the said challenges were “beyond its control.” Parts of Ashanti, Eastern and Northern Regions were plunged in darkness on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

Ghanaians  took  to social media to express their frustration with the loss of power in their homes. A statement from ECG said that although the development is regrettable, it is working to restore power within the shortest possible time.

Information available to Citi News indicates that GRIDCO’s transmission line to the Ivory Coast suffered an unexpected mishap which affected supply of power in the country.

In the Northern part of the country, NEDCo also reported a challenge resulting in a complete outage at the Tamale Bulk Supply Point (BSP) where the entire Tamale township and its environs are supplied with power.

Electricity supply has been inconsistent in most parts of the country in recent times due to different challenges including recent rainstorms.

This comes on the back of the full takeover of electricity retail business in the country by ECG following the termination of the PDS concession agreement.





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