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General News of Tuesday, 13 June 2017


Blackout due to 'technical challenges' at GRIDCo - ECG

Power distributor, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has blamed Monday evening's blackout that hit parts of the country on technical challenges at the national grid.

In a short announcement on its Facebook page, the power distributor said the Ghana Grid Company Limited )GRIDCo) was, however, working to restore the power.

No further details were given about the nature of the said technical challenges.

The abrupt incident on Monday at approximately 8pm plunged many parts of the country, Accra especially, into darkness, with many on social media fearing the situation could signal the beginning of another era of load shedding -- a situation that has come to be known as 'dumsor'. ECG announcement

Although power has been restored in some parts of the country as at 10:30 pm, social media monitoring by suggests that many parts of the capital, especially, remain in darkness.

It is not clear when power will be restored fully.

The last time a similar incident occurred this year, it took more than 10 hours for power to be restored.