The Ghana Grid Company, GRIDCo, is pleading with the Power Distribution Service to extend the recent blackouts being experienced in parts of the country by five more days.
According to GRIDCo this has become necessary following an interchange project ongoing at Pokuase in Accra.
GRIDCo in a statement said due to the ongoing project, it is compelled to divert its “330KV Aboadze-Volta transmission line at Pokuase to facilitate the interchange construction works being undertaken by the Department of Urban Roads.”
The company said the project was supposed to have been completed today, March 14, 2019 but the contractor has missed the deadline.
GRIDCo in a letter to PDS and signed by it Director in-charge of Engineering Projects, Ing. John Owusu-Afriyie asked for an extension of the blackouts by five days more to enable the contractor complete the project.
“We note that the work was originally planned to be completed by March 14, 2019. However, due to the challenges encountered by the contractor during the execution of the work, it cannot be completed as planned. We now envisage to complete the work by March 19, 2019. We, therefore, wish to request you to extend the outage on affected PDS MV/LV lines in the corridor to March 19, 2019. The outage should be from 8:00hrs to 18:00hrs each day over the period. We count on your cooperation,” the letter stated.
By: Jonas Nyabor |citinewsroom.com |Ghana