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‘DUMSOR’ WILL END IN MAY – Ayeh-Paye

Following calls on the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to release a load-shedding timetable, the former Chairman of Parliament’s Committee on Roads and Transport, Samuel Ayeh-Paye, has disclosed that the intermittent power outages will end by May this year.

According to him, the government is working assiduously to resolve the challenges in the energy sector.

Speaking on Joy Prime Morning, Mr Ayeh-Paye said, “We’ve kept the light on for the past seven years. What has been happening is just some outages that we’re working on, and we want to assure them [Ghanaians] that by the end of next month [May], we’ll not see these things again.”

Samuel Ayeh-Paye also disclosed that the Twin City Energy power project has been completed and will be linked to the national grid.

The linkage, he said, will enhance electricity generation and distribution.

Parts of the country have been experiencing sporadic power cuts, otherwise known as ‘dumsor’ in recent months.

Though the power distribution company – Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) – has attributed the intermittent power supply to technical challenges, some Ghanaians and institutions including the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) think otherwise.The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) in March directed the Electricity Company of Ghana to furnish it with a load management timetable by April 2, 2024.

ECG’s management in reaction maintained that the power outages stem from technical difficulties and that no formal load-shedding schedule will be implemented.

PURC subsequently fined ECG board members GH¢5.8 million for power cut violations.

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