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Dumsor Must Be Fairly Distributed Among The 16 Regions – Simon Osei-Mensah1 min read

Dumsor Must Be Fairly Distributed Among The 16 Regions – Simon Osei-Mensah<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">1</span> min read</span>

According to Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has promised to address the Ashanti Region’s power outages as soon as possible.

Hon. Osei-Mensah contends that the 16 Regions should each receive an equitable portion of the dumsor, even as the ECG works to resolve the problems of power outages.

Speaking on Time FM 97.7MHz’s Ama Ghana Morning Show with Nana Kwabena Ampratwum, he disclosed that the ECG had notified him of impending planned maintenance, which implies there will be dumsor in certain regions of the Region.

Meanwhile, the Company in a social media post on March 11, 2024 cautioned the general public to expect more power outages during peak hours (7pm to 11pm).

It explained that so far, 630 distribution transformers within communities across its operational areas have been identified to be full to capacity due to increased power demand.

That, it said, may result in blown fuses and broken conductors causing outages, especially during the peak load period (7pm – 11pm) in the affected areas.

“However, we wish to assure our customers that transformer upgrading, and new projects are on-going to relieve these transformers to ensure a more reliable power supply,” the post added.

“Customers within the underlisted communities/localities are therefore advised to report any localised outage or voltage fluctuations to the ECG Call Center on 0302-611611 (also available on WhatsApp) or reach us on our social media handles via ECGghOfficial (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for prompt rectification,” it said.

The ECG called for the support and patience of affected customers as it continues to work to improve Ghana’s power distribution system.