Expect Systematic Power Outages In May – Napo To Ghanaians
Due to ongoing upgrade works on the Kasoa and Pokuase substations, there will be an erratic power supply in May, the Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has disclosed.
“Just two days ago, I received a letter from MiDA [Millennium Development Authority], who are helping upgrade the Pokuase and Kasoa substations.
“They informed me that the progress of the substation is such that in the month of May, there will be systematic power outages, so, we have invited both ECG and GRIDCo and in the light of that, let us sit and plan and communicate with the people who will be affected way before it happens”, he said.
Dr. Prempeh made this known at a forum in Accra on Thursday, 8 April 2021.
He said his ministry’s current talks with the Ghana Grid Company Limited and the Electricity Company of Ghana, will help in strategising to minimise the impact of the outages on Ghanaians.
Also, he said “a revised energy policy is going through its final processes of consultation”.
“At the appropriate time of approval, it will be made available to everyone,” Dr Prempeh further noted.
The minister recently appealed to Ghanaians to have patience with the government as his ministry does all it can to solve the intermittent power outages currently afflicting the country.