Energy Minister urges calm over “dumsor”

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Energy Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has appealed to Ghanaians to remain calm and rest assured that Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) is working to resolve all the challenges in areas experiencing power outages.

“I entreat all Ghanaians in the affected areas to be patient as the issues relating to our current power situation are being addressed and ultimately resolved,” the Energy Minister said in a post on his Facebook wall on Tuesday.

The Minister announced that he is visiting the operational head office of GRIDCo in Tema as part of his familiarisation tour of the fifteen agencies under the Ministry of Energy.

“This morning, I will be paying a visit to the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) head office in Tema as part of my familiarisation tour of agencies under the Ministry of Energy.

“I will first interact with leadership of the company on issues relating to the power transmission systems affecting the constant supply of electricity in the country. My visit will also include GRIDCo’s System Control Centre as well as a field trip to observe and be briefed on projects being undertaken to upgrade our transmission lines,” his post concluded.

Ghana has been experiencing intermittent power outages in recent times.

The power transmission company has blamed the situation on technical issues and has promised to resolve them.

They have assured the public that unlike “dumsor”, what is happening now is not problem of power generation, but a technical problem that will be fixed soon.

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