The Volta River Authority and the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (VRA/NEDCO) in the Upper East region are currently in four communities in the Garu district to restore power after a rainstorm destroyed about 63 electrical poles in those communities.
Youth of Garu and Tempane districts on Wednesday 17 May 2023 embarked on a protest to register their displeasure over an unstable power supply
Still on power supply, the youth of Garu and Tempane districts on Wednesday embarked on a protest to register their displeasure over an unstable power supply. But explaining to the Media about the unstable electricity supply to the four communities in the area, NEDCO Area Engineer, Ing. Ismael Ben Kwofie said the reason for the disruption in some of the communities in the two districts is as a result of a rainstorm that destroyed about 63 electrical poles. He was ever optimistic that power would be restored by the end of the week.
According to Ing. Kwofie, the situation is delayed because of the level of distraction from the rainstorm courses which needs a lot of attention for the issue to be addressed completely.
”The damage was actually caused as a result of a rainstorm and it wasn’t one of our regular damages where one or two are involved so that we can quickly expedite action on them. The damage of that course was extensive to the extent that we have to strangle getting immediate material so we can restore power, so it will take a number of days before we could rush in there for intervention. So it was an unpleasant situation but as we speak right now we have a constructor on site who is attending to the situation.”
The four communities heavily affected according to the VRA/NEDCO are Akara, Woriyanga,, Yakoti No. 4 and Kpikpira and a total of 63 are damaged and need to be fixed before they can be connected to the national grid again.
Source: A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|David Azure |Bolgatanga|