One of the flooded ECG primary substations
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The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has attributed the power outages on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, to the rainstorm which flooded some of its primary substations in the national capital.

A statement issued on the day noted that the Station H – Dzorwulu, Burma Camp L, Station D – Avenor, High Street AH, La Trade AJ, Lakeside Estate and Gbawe primary substations got flooded by the Wednesday rains which resulted in the outage.

“ECG and the Ghana Fire Service are working together to drain all flooded primary substations to ensure a swift restoration of power supply.

“We wish to assure our cherished customers and all stakeholders of our commitment to ensuring a stable power supply, and apologise unreservedly for the effect of the outage on our daily lives,” the statement concluded.

One of the flooded ECG primary substations

Ghana has been battling intermittent power supply for some months now dated back to the last quatre of 2023.

The ECG had denied that the development was what all Ghanaians know as ‘dumsor’, which is when there is intermittent power outages. It however reported that over 600 of its transformers were faulty which were being replaced.

There were calls for timetable for Ghanaians to plan their lives which both the ECG and government shot down, saying the challenge was a temporary one which was going to be resolved soon.

Meanwhile, during the celebration of the 2024 Workers’ Day in Accra, President Akufo-Addo announced that dumsor was over and was not going to return.

‘Dumsor’ has been resolved, it won’t return – Akufo-Addo