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PDS blames widespread dumsor on technical challenges

Power Distribution Service Ghana (PDS) has blamed the widespread power outages in the country on what it describes as technical challenges.

The company in a statement said the challenges have resulted in a cut in power supply to its Mallam and Graphic Bulk Supply points hence the outages.

It says Western, Central and parts of Accra are currently without power supply.

“The Power Distribution Services Ghana (PDS), wishes to inform the general public especially our cherished customers that, due to technical challenges upstream, power supply to our Mallam Bulk Supply Point and Graphic Road has been curtailed. This has caused power outage within the Western and the Central parts of Accra,” PDS explained in the statement.

The company however assured to restore power immediately the technical challenges are resolved.

“Immediately the situation is rectified, power supply will be restored to affected customers. The inconvenience is very much regretted.”

A number of Ghanaians in parts of the country are without electricity.

Some people took to social media to express their disappointment over the issue.

This comes weeks after PDS took over the management of Ghana’s electricity distribution sector.

The takeover took place in February 2019.

PDS is expected to turnaround the operations of ECG to make it profitable.

In addition, the new management is expected to improve access to electricity while cutting down on waste in the system to block all leakages that drain the financials of ECG.

“Number one is to get some light crude oil as a substitute for some of the plants that are dualized. Like the gas is not available, we should be able to use the light crude oil as a substitute. We are working day in and day out to make sure that we relocate the Karpower plant from Tema to Takoradi. When that is done, there is going to be sustainable gas supply directly to the power. We are not yet at all near the era of dumsor. Dumsor is a thing of the past and we need to work to make sure that we don’t come back to the era any longer,” he said.

Source: ctinewsroom.com

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