‘Dumsor in Kumasi ending soon’ – Energy Minister assures Otumfuo

The government and the necessary partners are working hard to end the erratic power supply in the Ashanti Region, says the Minister for Energy Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (Napo).

The MP for Manhyia North made the assurance yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at his palace at Manhyia in Kumasi.

The region has been experiencing frequent power cuts that have negatively affected businesses in the region, particularly the Ashanti capital, Kumasi for days.

But Napo who blamed the situation on the collapse of some transmission lines belonging to the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) explained that his outfit would ensure work on the said lines is expedited to bring relief to the people, including his constituency which has also been affected by the power cuts.

“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,” the minister assured Otumfuo.

The Asantehene had lamented the frequent power outages popularly known as ‘Dumsor’ to the sector minister, saying his electrical appliances had been destroyed by the unstable power.

The Asantehene further urged Dr. Prempeh to fasten the relocation of the Ameri Power Plant to Kumasi to help stabilise power transmission in the region and other parts of the middle belt.

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) had earlier warned of possible load management across the country after a communication mast collapsed and fell on its 330kV Aboadze -Kumasi transmission line.



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