So far, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) issue more than three press releases since 25 February with the latest one on 7 March 2021 announcing blackouts across the country due to “challenge in power system lead to total system shutdown leading to interruption of power supply in all parts of the country” statement from Ghana Grid Company Limited (Gridco) talk.
The West African nation celebrate its 64 years after they claim freedom from the British colonial rule to manage their affairs, but for the past two months, they have been struggling to manage their power supply.
The intermittent power cuts is the one Ghanaians term as ‘dumsor’ during the time of former president John Mahama in 2015.
But, the whole matter is like headache for the managers of the power sector under this current government too.
Government is tight lipped on the matter ,as I get closer to a cold-stock operator he says”the government must make sure all debt owed should be paid because for the low shading time table the’Gridco’ give out,the gridco is not working according to it and they will just off the light without any announcement, so the government must makes sure he do the do’s, so that they can know what to do to avoid the 2015 ‘dumsor wahala’.Cold stock operator ‘Kpandu’
The ECG which is the main power distributors get outstanding issues with the Independent Power Producers (IPP) in relation to debt arrears.
it’s wasn’t clear if the power challenges is one of production or maintenance or debt as the authorities still massaging the situation to avoid public outrage.