Power outage hits large parts of Ghana

Sika Togoh
Sika Togoh
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Several parts of Ghana are currently without electricity.

Parts of Upper West, Kumasi, Bono Region, Bono East Region, Ahafo Region, Central Region, Eastern Region among other areas are without light.

Ghanaians in affected areas have already taken to social media to express concerns.

It is currently unclear what is to blame for the outages as authorities are yet to issue an official statement on the matter.

According to multiple media reports, a number of regions indicate that the lights went off around 7 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2023.

The Chamber of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in June had threatened to cut power supply to Ghanaians over billions of Cedis debt accrued by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

But the ECG honoured its pledge in August and settled outstanding monetary commitments to all Independent Power Producers (IPPs) for the months of June and July .

Meanwhile , the national grid distribution company , GRIDco has indicated that the power disturbance which has caused the widespread outage is due to a technical interference in its lines and machines which is currently being worked by engineers at the site.

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