General News of Wednesday, 13 March 2019
The Power Distribution Services Ghana (PDS) says some technical challenges are to blame for the recent power fluctuations experienced in Accra and its environs.
In recent weeks, most areas have often witnessed a total blackout, popularly known as ‘dumsor’, despite receiving no prior notice.
This has led to residents complaining and seeking clarity from PDS, who recently took over the distribution of the country’s electricity from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
In a statement, PDS blamed the frequent power outages on technical challenges being faced by the company.
It said there has been a cut in power supply to its Mallam and Graphic Bulk Supply points hence the outages.
“The Power Distribution Services Ghana (PDS), wishes to inform the general public especially our cherished customers that, due to technical challenges upstream, power supply to our Mallam Bulk Supply Point and Graphic Road has been curtailed.
“This has caused power outage within the Western and the Central parts of Accra,” a statement from PDS said. The company however assured that power will be restored immediately the technical challenges are resolved.
It added that the company regrets any inconvenience experienced by residents in the Western and Central parts of Accra.
“Immediately the situation is rectified, power supply will be restored to affected customers. The inconvenience is very much regretted,” the PDS statement added.