Parts of Ghana’s capital, Accra will experience power outages in beginning today, Thursday, February 11, 2021, officials say.
Power distributor, ECG, said in a statement on Tuesday that this is to enable a contractor to commence excavation works to interconnect load from the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) to the Kanda and Airport substations.
The power outages will last between 10 am and 4 pm on each one on the following days: Thursday, February 11, 2021, Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Friday, February 19, 2021, Monday, February 22, 2021, Thursday, February 25, 2021, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, and Friday, March 5, 2021.
Areas to be affected include; Roman Ridge, Parts of Airport Residential Area, Air Site Hotel, Primrose Place and its environs, ECG Roman Ridge District Office, Accra Girls, Maamobi, Kotobabi Polyclinic, Ghana Institute of Engineers, Ebony, Abavana Down, Kotobabi Down, Modex filling station, Alajo, Tobinco and Parts of Tesano.
“As part of the ECG Financial and Operational Turnaround (EFOT) project, the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) in collaboration with the Electricity Company of Ghana will undertake interruptions in power supply to enable a contractor commence excavation works to interconnect load from the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) to the Kanda and Aiport substations. In view of this project, which aims at improving reliability and customer end voltage, power supply to the following areas will be interrupted between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the underlisted dates; Thursday, February 11, 2021, Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Friday, February 19, 2021, Monday, February 22, 2021, Thursday, February 25, 2021, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, and Friday, February 5, 2021,” ECG said in a statement.
Meanwhile, ECG says any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.
Citizens in the West African country are presently enjoying the government’s Energy Relief Package following the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
The aim, according to President Akufo-Addo, is to alleviate the effects of the pandemic on businesses and the people.
Source: Daily Mail GH with additional files from CNR, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG)