Tag Archives: Electricity

Nyonkoko nurses abandon night duty over lack of electricity


Nurses at Nyonkoko Community-Based  Health  Planning and Services (CHPS)  in Sherigu, a suburb of Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East Region, have resorted to abandoning night work, leaving patients to their fate due to lack of electricity. The health workers, numbering about four, who man the facility say they have no option, but to vacate post in the night because the ...

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GRIDCo to upgrade towers for improved power supply to Accra

William Amuna, CEO of GRIDCo

The Chief Executive of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), William Amuna, has said the company will commence the upgrading of its service lines and towers from its Tema plant to central Accra later in July 2017. This, he said was part of plans to increase the capacity of its supplies, and also ensure power reliability and stability to the country’s ...

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Halting utility prices dangerous for economy – Gov’t warned

Nana Akufo-Addo

The Institute of Energy and Climate Change Policy (IECP) has cautioned the Akufo-Addo government against plans to halt the increase in utility prices in the short-term. According to IECP, the plan is dangerous and will worsen the financial position of utility providers in the country and eventually lead the country into a period of erratic power supply popularly known as ...

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Fifty communities in Kwahu Afram Plains South to get electricity


Fifty communities in the Kwahu Afram Plains South District will soon be connected to the national electricity grid. Some of the beneficiary communities are Somsei, Datehkrom, Kwasiadei, Mmradan, Esukese No.2, Sakabo, Tailor-kope, Gadokope, Samankwai, Aduonum among others. Mr. Ibrahim Issaka, the District Chief Executive (DCE), in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said work will soon start in some communities in the ...

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Every home in Sagnarigu to enjoy electricity before December 7 – MP


The Member of Parliament (MP) for Sagnarigu, Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini has promised to connect every town in his constituency to the national power grid before the December 7 general elections. According to him, processes are far advanced for the wiring of the towns in the area that hitherto were without light saying “as soon as they are completed we will ...

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Bimbila mill operators to protest high electricity tariffs

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Grinding mill operators at Bimbila in the Northern Region, have declared their intentions to embark on a strike to protest what they say is the high cost of electricity tariffs. The strike if effected, will affect thousands of residents who rely on these centers in the food preparation process. Citi News’ Aminu Alaabira Mohammed reported that “the mill operators are billed GHC ...

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VRA/NED arrests 443 power thieves in Tamale

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About 443 power thieves have been arrested in the Northern Regional capital Tamale. They were arrested during a massive illegal disconnection exercise carried in the Tamale metropolis. Majority of them have been compelled to pay for the power consumed whiles others are to be processed before the law court. Head of Public and Community Relations of VRA/NEDco, Alhaji Mohammed Siam ...

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No power interruption in Tamale VRA/NEDco assures


The Northern Electricity Department of Volta River Authority (VRA/NED) has assured residents of Tamale and its environs that there will be no erratic power supply during the World Cup season. This has allayed the fears of soccer fans in Tamale of some of who planned to use car batteries to watch the matches in case of any eventuality. Head of ...

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Aboadze thermal plant to be completed in October

Aboadze thermal plant

The first power supply from the Aboadze Thermal Power Plant is schedule for October 27, 2014, Ron Barnatt, Plant Manager at the Takoradi International Company, contractors of the project, has said. The plant is expected to add 330 megawatts of power to the national electricity grid. Mr Barnatt told the media that expansion works on the 400 million- dollar project ...

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