The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has expressed his displeasure with the Ashanti Region’s recurrent power disruptions. 

As a result, he has requested the Minister of Energy to find a long-term solution to the situation as soon as possible. 

According to the Asantehene, the irregular disruptions in power supply to houses and businesses in the region is an unpleasant experience, and the frequent power outages have damaged nearly all of his electrical goods. 

“I know my son (Energy Minister) has been working hard for around three weeks to a month already, but I was there one time when there was a sudden power outage, I tried to rest, and the electricity went off, destroying all my appliances.” he said 

The Minister of Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, had paid the Asantehene a courtesy call to explain why the Ashanti Region had been experiencing regular power outages. 

The current power disruptions, according to Dr Opoku Prempeh, were caused by a fallen telecom pole that destroyed two towers belonging to the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) early this year. 

He went further and promised the Asantehene and the people of the region, however, that he is working to find a long-term solution to the problem.

We’re working our efforts on the GRIDCo lines that have gone out of service. We can’t lie to you, so we’re asking for your prayers and love. I have nowhere else to go, and I’m not going to sit around waiting for Kumasi’s power to be tampered with. We’ve just run into some issues, but they’ll be rectified soon.” 

The Asantehene also encouraged the Minister of Energy to relocate the Ameri Power Plant to Kumasi as soon as possible. 

The transfer of the 250 megawatt plant, according to GRIDCo, is intended to help stabilize the power situation in Ghana’s central region. 

After a communication tower collapsed and fell on its 330kV Aboadze-Kumasi transmission line, the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) had previously warned of probable load management across the country.

SOURCE; hello

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