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All my home appliances destroyed by “Dumsor”- Otumfuo Osei Tutu ll

*All my home appliances destroyed by “Dumsor”- Otumfuo Osei Tutu*

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has bemoaned over the current intermittent power outages in the Ashanti Region.

Asantehene has, therefore, ordered the Minister of Energy to urgently find a pragmatic lasting solution to address the problem.

According to him, the intermittent power supply to households and businesses in the region is a uncomfortable experience, adding that the frequent power cuts have led to the damage of almost all his electrical 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.”

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister of Energy, had paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene to give am explanation why the Ashanti Region had been experiencing frequent power cut.

Dr Opoku Prempeh indicated that the fallen telecom mast that collapsed two towers belonging to the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) earlier in November this year, was the rationale behind the recent power outages.

However, he assured the Asantehene and residents in the region that he is working assiduously to find long-lasting solution to the problem before it blows alot of dimensions in the Ashanti region.

“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 Asantehene further appealed the Minister of Energy to expedite action on relocating the Ameri Power Plant to Kumasi.

GRIDCo says the relocation of the 250 megawatts plant is to aid the stabilization of the power situation in the central part of Ghana.

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

Story Lawrence Odoom

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