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Ashanti Region: Minister threatens to lead demonstration against ECG and GRIDCo if…

Power consumers in the parts of the country including the Ashanti Region have described the recent power cuts as unbearable

Simon Osei Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister is threatening to lead a demonstration in the region against the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) over the recent intermittent power cuts.

Power consumers in parts of the country including the Ashanti Region have described the recent power cuts as unbearable.

Speaking on Kumasi-based Angel Fm on Thursday (29 February), Osei Mensah gave ECG and GRIDCo seven days to brief him on the reasons for the recent power cuts.

“The word of caution I’m sounding to the ECG and GRIDCO is that, if I don’t get a satisfactory explanation after listening to the Ministry of Energy with the response I will demonstrate against them”.

“I’m saying this and everybody should put on record, I will be the first government appointee, the first regional minister to lead a demonstration in this region if they are not able to give a reasonable explanation. I will lead a demonstration in the region and that time nobody should come and stop me”, Osei Mensah said.

Listen to Simon Osei Mensah in the attached audio clip below (He spoke in Twi) :

Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra

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