June 19, 2024

The Minister for Energy Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has told Parliament that as at the time an urgent question was filed to question if the country was going through load shedding, there was no load shedding as indicated by the Electricity Company of Ghana.

According to him he has been on the floor of the House on three occasions to answer the urgent question filed in the name of the Member of Parliament for Tamale North.

He further pointed out that per the reasons given by the ECG, there were outages due to a number of reasons and they were mostly localized outages.

He pointed out a perfect example to be East Legon which is a residential area but has some industries in the vicinity, leading to over loaded lines and transformers being over loaded, thus, transformers needed to be upgraded to contain the overload.

“There are power leakages which cause complete power shutdown, plan maintenance on Amandi power plant ongoing at the same time GRICo also requested a shutdown.

ECG said they were not load shedding because those outages were not planned so they could not have come out to say they were load shedding”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com