Story: Rueben SACKEY
Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has announced that some parts of the Greater Accra Region were expected to experience power outages yesterday , Tuesday, October 5, 2021, to December 3, 2021.
The announcement which was contained in a letter to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and sighted by Today has since left many Ghanaians asking if power outages known in the local parlance as ‘dumsor’ is back
According to GRIDCo, “this has become necessary to enable its team execute “planned works” within the Achimota – Mallam corridors for the decommissioning and replacement of existing lines with new higher-capacity conductors”.
GRIDCo in the said letter said the decision had become crucial “to transfer as much load as possible to Pokuase, Achimota, Accra East and Tema in order to limit loading at Mallam and Accra Central substations.”
The areas to be affected have been categorised into groups A, B, and C.
Group A comprises Adabraka Old Timers, Mamprobi, Chorkor, Ageege, Lartebiokorshie, Valco Trust, Teachers Hall, among others.
For Group B, the areas that are to be affected include Appolo Theatre, Asylum Down, Adabraka Market, Korle Gonno, Sukura, Mamprobi Poly Clinic, James Town, Mataheko, etc.
Group C also includes Central Police Station, Cocobod, Kingsway, Abossey Okai, Chorkor, Appiah Danquah, Graphic Press House, SSNIT among others.