General News of Thursday, 27 September 2012
If you have been suspicious about the way the Electricity Company of Ghana is going about the ongoing load-shedding exercise, your suspicions may be well-founded.
ECG says it has had to review the schedule because the power available for distribution to homes and businesses especially during the day has reduced. Consumers under the previous schedule would be without power twice every three days, once during the day with the other outage at night.
Joy News has however learnt more areas will be included in the daytime outages under the new, yet-to-be-released time table.
Senior Public Relations Officer at the Accra West Branch of ECG, Eric Asante confirmed the intensification of the load-shedding programme.
He explained the amount of electricity generated now is not enough to go round. The new schedule, according to Mr. Asante should be out in the newspapers from Thursday, but customers who have always had their suspicions tell Joy News the lack of electricity can be very frustrating.
The current outages have been prompted by the shutdown of the Sunon Asogli Power plant after the West African Gas Pipeline which supplies it with its fuel was damaged.