Ghana ECG urged to manage load shedding anomalies


Image: President John Dramani Mahama. By BiztechAfrica
President John Dramani Mahama

Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama, has tasked the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to address the anomalies with the ongoing load shedding timetable to ensure equality.
This follows complaints by consumers that ECG is not being consistent with the schedule.

Load shedding is taking place across the country due to the shortage of gas from the West Africa Gas Pipeline Company. ECG says it is likely to continue into next year if repair works on the Gas Pipeline are not completed by the end of the year.
Speaking at a consultative meeting of the Public Utility and Regulatory Commission, (PURC) President Mahama called on ECG to rectify challenges with the load shedding time table.
“As I have been criss-crossed the country, one of the issues that people have been unhappy with is the load management programme; they complain it is not following the trend that has been published.

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