General News of Wednesday, 25 February 2015
A former CEO of the Volta River Authority (VRA) Charles Wereko Brobbey has described the current load shedding being carried out by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) as “complete nonsense.”
Tarzan, as he is popularly called, alleged the power rationing exercise favours “the middle class” who have been excluded while the poor continues to suffer.
“It’s working to the benefit of the middle class,” the energy expert told officials of ECG and the VRA at a Joy FM public forum, insisting public officials are not feeling the pinch of the “dumsor”.
The state-owned power distributor is giving out 12 hours of electricity and 24 hours without light to domestic consumers as the Akosombo and Bui dams struggle with low level of water while other thermal plants around the country have no fuel to power them.
The Akosombo and Kpong dams can produce a total of 1800 megawatts but currently the two produce about 680 megawatts or less.