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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has constructed a new high voltage electricity line at Ablekuma to supply several communities in Accra with quality and reliable power.
The construction of the 11kV feeder follows persistent customer complaints of frequent power outages around Ablekuma and its environs.
Beneficiary communities of the project include Agape, Borkorborkor, Manhean, Afuaman, Oduman, Joma and Abease.
The Acting Accra West Regional General Manager, Mr Emmanuel Ankomah, told the Daily Graphic that the project became necessary because the population in the area had almost tripled, thereby making it difficult for the existing infrastructure to adequately serve customers.
“The ECG fully funded this GH¢1,500,000 project which is estimated to serve about 14,500 existing customers,” Mr Ankomah said.
He called on customers of the company to regularly pay their bills and desist from engaging in all forms of illegal connections which deprived the company of funds to undertake similar capital intensive projects to bring relief to customers.
As a result of this investment, customers in beneficiary communities will have immediate relief for the perennial disruption of their businesses and domestic lives due to frequent outages and low voltage.
Mr Ankomah gave an assurance that the 23-circuit kilometre feeder had enough capacity to accommodate potential customers migrating to or undertaking developments in the area.
The Accra West Region of the ECG oversees areas including Kaneshie, Dansoman, Korle-Bu, Bortianor, Achimota, Ablekuma and Nsawam.
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