23.2 C
Accra

Maintenance Issues to Blame for Recent Power Crisis – ECG Boss

The Managing Director of ECG has attributed the recent power outages to maintenance issues, not fuel shortages. He has apologized for lack of timely communication and assures efforts to resolve challenges are underway.

The Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG, Samuel Dubik Mahama, has attributed the recent power outages experienced in various parts of Accra and other regions to maintenance issues rather than fuel-related problems.

Communities have been enduring unpredictable power supply for weeks without prior notification from ECG. Speaking on Starr FM on Thursday, February 29, 2024, Mr. Mahama assured the public that ECG is actively addressing the challenges to restore power to affected areas.

He emphasized that the ongoing issues primarily stem from major maintenance concerns rather than fuel shortages.

- Advertisement -

“We are facing significant maintenance issues. The current problem has nothing to do with fuel. We rely on a power plant that should provide about 360 megawatts, but around 4 pm, the gas emergency safety valve encountered a problem. It’s a machine,” Mr. Mahama explained.

He admitted that the machinery failure significantly impacted the power supply and expressed regret over the lack of timely communication with the public.

“I must apologize to Ghanaians. When the issue arose, we should have promptly engaged with everyone and issued a statement,” he added.

 

- Advertisement -

 

SourceStarr FM

While you're here, we just want to remind you of our commitment to telling the stories that matter the most.Our commitment is to our readers first before anything else.

Our Picks

THE LATEST

INSIDE POLITICS

Get the Stories Right in Your Inbox

MORE NEWS FOR YOU