Tag Archives: Electricity

Tema: 96,000 homes cited for illegal electricity connections in 2017

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The Manager in charge of Revenue Protection at the Tema Regional office of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Madam Cynthia Kyei Gyamfi has announced that about 96, 000 houses within Tema engaged in various forms of illegal connection last year. She added that within the same period 97 customers were prosecuted and billed to pay for the power that ...

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Electricity tariffs to go down next year

Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, has stated that government will reduce electricity tariffs in the national budget, which will be presented before parliament in November this year. Mr. Agyarko explained that, government could not reduce the tariff in this year’s budget due to moves to stabilize power supply in the country. Speaking at a conference in Accra, Mr. Agyarko assured that ...

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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

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

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

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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