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Dumsor Worsens In Eastern Region

Dumsor Worsens In Eastern Region

The dumsor which is stealthily creeping back into the country has started to bite hard in the Eastern Region.

The erratic power supply in the region has worsened since last month with consumers enduring 24 hours of power cut and 12 hours of light.

The situation which is seriously getting out of hand is affecting residents in areas like; Kyebi, Anyinam, Akyem Tafo, Nkawkaw, Asamankese, Suhum, Nsawam, Adeiso, Akyem Oda, Kade,  Akyemansa and Koforidua, the regional capital  and its surrounding communities.

DAILY GUIDE learnt that residents in the above mentioned towns are going through a real crisis and are bitterly complaining about it.

The blackout occurs at any time and mostly in the day, rendering majority of the residents who use power to work, jobless.

Residents in the Akyem communities have threatened to demonstrate against the ECG for the bad situation.

A similar protest took place at Kade last week where the youth staged a demonstration against the ECG for high bills in spite of the erratic power supply.

It was learnt that Akwatia Youth are also warming up to stage a similar protest come next Thursday.

Currently, the Eastern Region is having 30MW supply from Gridco following a load management program announced by the outfit.

According to a statement, about 300 megawatts will be shed in Accra and its environs. The statement was however silent on when power will be restored.

The statement said Accra is expected to shed 120 MW, Tema 60 MW, Western 50MW, Central 20M and Volta 20MW.

The situation has also affected water supply to residents in the region including the Suhum Hospital as Ghana Water Company could hardly get enough power to pump water for distribution.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), who also doubles as the Chairman of the Load-Shedding Management Committee (LSMC), William Amuna, however, indicated that, in spite of the blackout being experienced momentarily in the country, there was no plan for load-shedding.


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