The recent inconsistent supply of power by Electricity Company of Ghana(ECG) and other relevant power supplying partners in some parts of the country raises red flag over whether Dumsor is really back again or not?
Most parts of Greater Accra region, Kasoa and other parts of the country are experiencing inconsistent power supply which sometimes lead to Eight(8) hours of power cut in a day. The real question is can we tag what is going on as another Dumsor in the pipeline or it is just a common load shedding we are currently experiencing?
For Those Who Don’t Know What Dumsor Is?
Ghana’s power supply became erratic in early 2001. There was a reduced generation capacity, due to a significant drop in water levels at the Akosombo Dam (Ghana’s main hydro-electric dam). Water levels rose and the power crisis was temporarily resolved in late 2008.
In August 2012, the government told Ghanaians that a ship’s anchor cut the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP), forcing gas turbines to shut down for lack of fuel. Since 2012, load shedding has become a regular experience, and the country has plunged into a major power crisis.