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GRIDCo explains Saturday night’s “disco-electric dumsor”

For many across the country, Easter Saturday was not a very pleasurable one as thousands of households had to sleep in darkness all through the night.

For the few who were fortunate, their lights were turned into disco lights as the lights flickered continuously throughout the night.

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Many have been lashing out on social media over the incident which adds to a rather tall list of unannounced power outages the country has been experiencing in the last several weeks.

While many say we are back to the era of “dumsor”, the Energy ministry and GRIDCo insist such is not the case attributing the recent incidents to ongoing roadworks in some parts of the country, notably Accra.

But last night’s unprecedented incident has led many to bring back the conversation of Ghana’s return to dumsor.

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But in a statement by the Ghana Grid Company, the situation was as a result of a transmission line which fell at Trasacco.

“At 11:06pm on Saturday April 3, 2021, a conductor on the Tema-Accra East transmission line fell at Trasacco, leading to power outages in major parts of the Greater Accra region. The maintenance team was able to work around the clock to restore power to the Mallam, Achimota and Accra Central Bulk Supply Points (BSPs) at about 4:00am on Sunday April 4, 2021,” portions of the statement released Sunday morning read.

The statement continues that “Power supply has, however, been reduced to 50% in areas around Trasacco as the team works to permanently fix the fault”

See full statement below

 

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