Mankessim traders cry over ‘return’ of dumsor

Mankessim traders cry over ‘return’ of dumsor

Some residents of Mankessim in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region have launched scathing attack on the management of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the President Nana Akufo Addo-led government for the blackout on Wednesday, January 10.

On Tuesday, January 9, 2024, some parts of the country encountered sporadic power supply issues.

Speaking to Metro News, the irate Mankessim residents could not comprehend why the power regulator carried out the load shedding without prior notice.

Nana Ama, a cold store operator counting her losses said the over 20 hours blackout experienced on Wednesday cost her thirteen Ghana cedis (GHS13,000).

She said the intermittent power supply in recent times is collapsing her business because her frozen fish, meat and food stuff have gone bad.

She recalls campaigning for then candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during the erstwhile Mahama era when dumsor was at its highest point. Experiencing same fate under the incumbent administration, Nana Ama she regrets her decision because she is unable to repay the bank loan she secured to invest in her cold store business.

Some Mankessim residents who use electricity for their daily businesses shared the same sentiment.

They expressed their frustrations at the Electricity Company of Ghana over the Wednesday’s 20-hour blackout.

Meanwhile, some Ghanaians have registered their dissatisfaction with the government’s failure to provide a comprehensive explanation to the Ghanaian populace.

They are urging the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) to release a well-defined load-shedding timetable, enabling households and businesses to make necessary arrangements.

By: Isaac Dadzie | | Ghana

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