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Dumsor is not back, we suffered a maintenance setback, says ECG boss

Samuel Mahama has apologised to consumers of ECG for the recent intermittent power cuts in parts of the country

The managing director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Samuel Mahama, says that the power distributing company has had a maintenance challenge and that there is no dumsor.

Some power consumers across the country recently have registered their displeasure about power outages, describing them as a possible return to the era of power rationing also known as dumsor.

However, speaking on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Friday (1 March), Mahama said the company had a maintenance challenge and that there has been no return to dumsor.

“I take the blame for this; I would like to say a big sorry. I would like to apologise for what has happened in the past few days,” the ECG boss said. “I know there has been a lot of speculation and we have allowed people to plug into the narrative, but the truth of the matter is that most of the narratives out there are all wrong.

“I would like to take this opportunity to say that dumsor is not back. We suffered a maintenance setback. Everybody knows about ECG but most people don’t know that it is a value chain. For ECG, what is given to us is what we distribute.

“So, we take full responsibility for the communication gap. We are working to make sure we become more proactive with the communication so everybody can plan ahead, but it is not dumsor,” Mahama said.

Listen to Samuel Dubik Mahama in the audio clip attached below: 

 

Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra

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