Akosombo Dam spillage: ECG urges affected customers to rectify wiring issues

Some residents in affected communities are still experiencing disruptions due to damages caused by the flood

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has addressed concerns regarding electricity supply to communities affected by the Akosombo Dam water spillage.

Despite a general restoration of power supply to these communities, some residents are still experiencing disruptions due to internal wiring issues caused by flood damage.

In a recent statement issued by Sakyiwaa Mensah, spokesperson of ECG Tema Region, the power distribution company urged affected customers to have their premises inspected and certified by Certified Electrical Wiring Personnel (CEWP) and inspectors accredited by the Energy Commission of Ghana.

These reports will be crucial in determining the extent of damage and facilitating the restoration of electricity supply.

Furthermore, there have been reports of affected customers receiving electricity bills for the period of the floods, despite not utilising electricity during that time. While the ECG acknowledges this concern, affected customers are advised to prioritise payment for electricity consumed before and after the flooding period.

According to the ECG, it is collaborating with community leaders and assembly members to compile a list of all customers whose homes were affected by the floods, including those who suffered total loss of their premises, the statement added.

Regarding billing during the flooding period, the management of ECG said it is yet to make a decision. However, customers are reminded that bills received currently will still reflect the period of the flooding due to the cyclical nature of bill production.

The Akosombo Dam water spillage occurred from 15 September 2023 to October of the same year, leading to the temporary suspension of power supply to affected areas for safety reasons. While power supply has been gradually restored, some premises remain disconnected until necessary repairs are completed.

ECG is, therefore, urging affected customers to cooperate with them and undertake the necessary measures to rectify wiring issues, ensuring a safe and uninterrupted supply of electricity to their premises.

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