Research analyst with the Institute of Energy Security (IES), Fritz Moses, has stated that government has not invested enough into the country’s electricity generation over the past few years.
“When the issue of finance comes up, it shows that government has not invested so much into the operations of GRIDCo to ensure that they are able to deliver power efficiently,” he said.
He attributed the current load shedding in parts of the country to inconsistent distribution of power.
Meanwhile, Mr. Moses indicated that “with the technology power base, we have the issue sorted but the issue now is with the delivery of power from the generators to the consumer.”
“We are not seeing that investment that was expected. GRIDCo as a body has known this issue all these years back and nothing has been done about it,” he bemoaned.
According to him, GRIDCo should provide comprehensive timetables to guide customers and keep them informed of expected power outages.
“GRIDCo should have released a timetable to Ghanaians when they realized the issue at hand. The timetable will inform Ghanaians on when to and when not to expect power and this will help them go about their economic activity”, he added.
Ghana has been experiencing intermittent power outages in recent times.
The power transmission company has blamed the situation on technical issues and has promised to resolve them.
Story by: Grace Efia Ofua Arkoh | universnewsroom.com