General News of Thu, 4 May 201716

Nationwide blackout hits Ghana

Ghana witnessed a nationwide blackout on Wednesday night. Giving further explanations on the occurrence, Chief Executive Officer of GRIDCO, William Amuna said: “there was a surge of power around 9:40pm last night; we lost many generators across the country.As a consequence, we lost supply to most parts of the country.”

“It was around 9.40 pm and we started the restoration programme till about 1 am when we were above 1,000 megawatts and there was a swing in the power system again and we lost some generation again and currently we are in the process of restoring,” he added.

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He however indicated that “almost 50% of the power across the country has been restored” adding that GRIDCo is still working to restore power to the nation. The lights went off around 9 pm.

The last time a nationwide blackout hit Ghana was in January 2016 as a result of system failure.

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