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‘Dumsor’ has destroyed all my home appliances – Otumfuo laments

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has lamented the devastating impact power outages in the Ashanti region is having on his home appliances.

“For about three weeks to a month now, I know my son (Energy Minister) has been doing a lot of work, but I was there one time when there was a sudden cut of power, I try to rest and the power goes off, all my appliances have been destroyed,” the Ashanti Monarch told Energy Minister Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh when he paid a courtesy call on him at his palace Wednesday.

The Energy Minister however explained to Otumfuo the cause of the erratic power situation and assured him the Ministry is working to resolve it before the end of the year.

“We are working assiduously on the GRIDCo lines that have fallen. We cannot lie to you, we are asking you to support us with your prayer and love, I have nowhere to go, I won’t sit idle for power in Kumasi to be toyed with. We have just encountered difficulty, but soon, it will all be resolved.”

Meanwhile, GRIDco has explained power challenge is as a result of ongoing works on three damaged towers of GRIDCo at Bogoso.

Speaking at a joint press conference organized by GRIDCo and ECG in Kumasi, the Director of Northern Network Services at GRIDCo, Ing. Vincent Boachie, said they are currently working on their 330kV Aboadze to Kumasi transmission lines at Bogoso, which were damaged by a communication tower.

Ashanti region since November 9th 2021 has been sleeping in darkness during the peak hours that’s 6pm to 11pm each night.

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