GRIDCo: No more “dumsor” in Kumasi after repair works on transmission line

It comes after completion of repair works on the 330kv Aboadze-Anwomaso transmission line in the Ashanti Region ahead of the 20 December deadline

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has assured residents in Kumasi will no longer experience erratic power supply also known as ” dumsor “.

It comes after completion of repair works on the 330kv Aboadze-Anwomaso transmission line in the Ashanti Region ahead of the 20 December deadline.

The Ashanti  Region has recently been  experiencing frequent power outages  due to a broken telecommunication mast that fell on the GRIDCo transmission line from Aboadzi to Kumasi.

Speaking to journalist , the Northern network managing director of  GRIDCo Vincent Boakye said “The work went on a bit faster that we anticipated because we had to add additives to help the tower foundation to cure faster….”

“So we’re  happy to announce that we successfully finished repair and restoration works and the collapsed towers have been rebuilt and the lines has been restrank.”

He added “..The 330Kv Aboadze -Anwomaso transmission line was restored to service on Tuesday in the evening and because of that Kumasi people may have seen that yesterday and the day before there were some slight changes.”


GRIDCo last month warned Parts of the Ashanti Region will experience power cuts for the next twenty days starting from Wednesday 1 December.

Residents in Kumasi have been clamouring for a timetable following intermittent power supply, a situation some say is disturbing.

Addressing a news conference in Kumasi on Tuesday ( 30 November ) Ing Vincent Boakye of the GRIDCo Northern Sector blamed the development on recent damage to its 330kV Aboadze -Kumasi transmission line.

“On 9 November, a communication tower collapsed and fell on the 330kV Aboadze -Kumasi transmission line at Bogoso. Three transmission towers collapsed in the process and were extensively damaged, requiring either repair or complete replacement,”

“Kumasi and its environs normally consume 340MW at peak. Anytime we are unable to get this amount of power, the demand is managed,” he said.

“There has, therefore, been the need to manage the power supply to Kumasi and its environs to avoid a total transmission system failure.”

GRIDco is assuring consumers the power outages will stabilise before the end of December.

“Reconstruction works have been expedited to reconstruct fallen towers and restore the line to service to normalise power situation in Kumasi by 20 December 2021. Additionally related works are going on across the gas supply chain to enhance and improve gas supply.”

GRIDCo says it has  According to the power transmitter, a telecommunication mast which fell on the 330kv Aboadze-Anwomaso transmission line led to the collapse of three towers.

This resulted in power supply challenges in Greater Kumasi during peak periods.

But GRIDCo, which had predicted a December 20 deadline to complete the fault says the line was restored to service on Tuesday, December 7.


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