ECG to end Ashanti Region ‘dumsor’
The usual power cuts in the Ashanti region is soon to cease as the Electricity Company of Ghana is exhausting considerable resources to resolve the region’s incessant power supply issues.
To this end, the company is devoting GH¢44.7million to address the situation. ECG’s Managing Director, Kwame Agyeman-Budu, engaging the media in Kumasi said the company was determined to ensure uninterrupted power supply for the region and hence, was injecting that much into diverse power projects.
“Our prime aim is to correct all the faults that have been detected in the system, which usually leads to frequent power cuts, and that is why we have decided to spend this amount to make sure that our customers feel good,” he said.
The amount would be used to embark on separate projects in the region. For immediate extension and intensification of power projects, GH¢15.2 million had been earmarked while the remaining GH¢29.5 million was to go later into projects including a sub-station at Agogo, and a power switching station at Adansi Asokwa to enhance ECG’s service delivery for customer satisfaction.
Meanwhile, there are plans to replace the ECG’s old and less operational transformers in the Ashanti Region with new ones. Other impediments to effective power supply such as faulty cables, insulators, and other aging equipment in the Region, would be replaced without delay, according to the MD.
To step up efficiency, the power distributor had acquired the VIT technology to help identify, isolate and fix faults without any blackout. Going forward, staff of the company would also use conductors to undertake fault repairs.
Source: Energy Ghana