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ECG Says May 1 ‘Dumsor’ Due to Flooding at Seven Substations

For some couple of months now, Ghanaians have been experiencing power outages popularly known as "Dumsor. Although the government has failed to admit the problem the challenges still persist.

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is blaming power outages experienced in Accra on May 1 to flooding at seven of its power stations.

“The Electricity Company of Ghana wishes to inform our cherished customers and the general public that the interruption in service being experienced in parts of Accra is due to the rainstorm that hit the Greater Accra Region on Wednesday, May 1 2024, which has flooded the following primary substations: • Station H -Dzorwulu • Burma Camp L • Station D – Avenor • High Street AH • La Trade AJ • Lakeside Estate; and • Gbawe,” the power distributor said in a statement on Thursday May 2.

For some couple of months now, Ghanaians have been experiencing power outages popularly known as [Dumsor]. Although the government has failed to admit the problem coupled with ECG’s failure to provide a load-shedding timetable as Ghanaians have requested, the challenges still persist.

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For instance, the May 1 power outage was in direct contrast to President Akufo-Addo’s May Day Speech, where he indicated that the issue of power outages has ceased to exist.

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“I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Ghanaians for their patience and understanding during the recent temporary challenges with electricity supply across the country. Over the period, the issues surrounding transformers and gas supply have been successfully resolved resulting in sufficient improvement in power supply reliability,” stated President Akufo-Addo.

Recently, power minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh, in a seemingly ‘arrogant’ fashion, asked citizens to produce their own timetable, as he believed the causes of the erratic power outages were being addressed.

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But Energy Policy Analysts like Nana Amoasi VII, have attributed ECG’s inability to pay power producers as the real cause of the load shedding [Dumsor]. He also believes a load-shedding timetable is long overdue.

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