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Recent power outtages in some parts of accra not load shedding – William Boateng


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The Director of Communications at the Electricity of Ghana says the power outages experienced  in some parts of  Accra within the past 24 hours have nothing to do with load shedding.

According to William Boateng, the interruption in power supply is due to an accident which led to a cable cut, tripping the system at its  Mallam Bulk Supply Point (BSP).

Several parts of Accra including Mallam, Weija, Dansoman, Kwashieman, Santa Maria were plunged into darkness on Tuesday evening.

After about three years of a power crisis, yesterday’s incident re-ignited anxiety about the country’s power supply situation. 

When William Boateng was asked whether this indicates a possible re-lapse, he discounted it explaining that the power generating company, Volta River Authority(VRA) is currently producing enough power to meet the demand.

William Boateng

William Boateng pictured above

Mr. Boateng said engineers at the ECG worked assiduously to restore power to some areas soon after the outage occurred in the western part of Accra.

After apologising for any inconveniences caused, Mr Boateng said power supply will be restored to the affected parts by Wednesday evening.