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Power Outages: ECG is misinforming the public – John Jinapor

Mr John Abdulai Jinapor, the Ranking Member, Energy Committee of Parliament, says the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is misinforming the public over the ongoing power outages in parts of the country, otherwise known as ‘dumsor’.

‘The widespread load shedding is a result of financial issues, not technical glitches as claimed by the ECG,’ he said.

‘…The ECG is misinforming us of the real issues of the recent power outages. Instead, they are attributing these outages to overloaded and faulty transformers, which is not the case.’

Mr Jinapor said this on Tuesday when he addressed a section of the media in Parliament House, Accra.

‘We have been monitoring the situation and just yesterday, we laid hands on the PURC’s cash waterfall mechanism Validation Report for January 2024.’

‘I can confidently but sadly confirm to you that the current load shedding is not technical, it is financial. It is due to mismanagement,’ he told the media.

Mr Jinapor, a National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for Yapei
Kusawgu, alleged gross abuse of the cash waterfall mechanism and mismanagement of funds, challenging the narrative by the company.

Source: Ghana News Agency