The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has announced that it needs a whopping sum of GH₵700 million to curtail the ongoing load shedding in the country.
The Operations Manager of ECG, Tetteh Okine who made this known added that, much of the funds will go into operations and distribution.
The state power distribution company today announced that it is extending its load shedding exercise to cover more areas in the southern part of the country.
The exercise which has been ongoing for weeks beyond the originally scheduled period by the ECG is said to be essential to reduce the excess pressure from growing demand.
The country has an energy deficit and the energy generation companies, Volta River Authority (VRA), ECG and Ghana Grid Company (GRICo) have yet to narrow the wide production and demand gap.
The situation is especially worse during peak hours. This resulted in four countrywide blackouts over the past three months.
The official schedule and the full list of affected areas will soon be made public.

Arch O.Ansah

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