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Business News of Monday, 18 March 2019

Source: 3news.com

PURC storms GRIDCo & Pokuasi construction site over power outages

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) is visiting the ongoing construction site of the road interchange at Pokuase on Monday, March 18.

The construction work has necessitated the diversion of GRIDCo’s 330kV transmission line towers that run from Tema to Aboadze, plunging parts of the country into darkness.

The PURC said the visit will afford them the opportunity to have first-hand information on what transpired and also know the progress of work.

Most parts of the country were plunged into darkness last week beside maintenance work carried out by new power distribution company Power Distribution Services Ghana (PDS).

The blackouts were mainly attributed to ongoing construction of an interchange at Pokuase in the Accra.

Speaking in an interview on the actions being taken by the PURC on Onua FM’s Yen Sempa on Monday, its Public Affairs Director, Bawah Munkaila, said: “We will be visiting the site of the project today, then we will go to GRIDCo for technical information on what transpired”.

“We are going to look at the extent to which the work has gone, interact with the people on the ground to know when the work will come to an end,” he indicated.

He explained that “whatever information that would be given, there are sanctions that we can put across if we realize someone somewhere is not doing his job well”.