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Erratic power outages to last for a year

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The Electricity Company of Ghana says the current erratic power supplies being experienced in parts of Accra would continue for at a least a year.

Residents have complained about the unpredictable nature of power supply, worsened lately as a result of repair works.

Whilst some complain of blown-up household appliances resulting from power surges, others say current levels are so low they cannot power high-energy machines. Play audio

Officials of ECG tell Joy News residents in eastern Accra have been particularly affected because of a series of faults on the main line that serves them.

Director of Operations at ECG, Tetteh Okine, said the company has lost up to 85 megawatts of electricity as a result of the faults.

“So when the load goes high, we have to drop people off and this was not planned so it was difficult to announce it,” he said.

According to him, the ECG will, during the period, replace cables and also upgrade its systems.

Mr Tetteh Okine also explains that another major phase of the project would involve the replacement of faulty cables.

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