Parts of Ghana’s capital, Accra will experience power outages beginning today, Friday, May 8, 2020, a statement from the Electricity Company of Ghana said.
The power distribution company says the planned power cuts are to convey some transformers from the Tema Port to its Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) construction site.
The power outages which will last between 10pm and 1am daily will, however, end on Thursday, May 14, 2020, the company said.
Tema, Klagon, Spintex, Trasacco, Dzorwulu, Achimota, and Ofankor, have been identified as areas which will be affected.
“The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Limited wishes to inform the general public, especially our cherished customers in the under-listed areas that, to ensure safe conveyance of 145MVA transformers from the Tema Ports to the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) construction site, the company will have to isolate some High Voltage overhead lines. In this regard, there will be planned outages from Friday 8th May 2020 to Thursday, 14th May 2020 between 10:00 pm and 1:00 am each day”, the company announced.
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.
The country’s Coronavirus cases stand at 3,091 resulting in 18 deaths.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH | Email: email@example.com