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There’s No Dumsor- ECG Clarifies

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has dismissed concerns that the recent power outages are a resurgence of the erratic power supply- known as ‘dumsor’- which was experienced in the country some years ago.

“We have noticed the concerns about intermittent power supply in some areas. We understand the impact this has, and we are actively addressing all issues. While there is NO DUMSOR, we are still working to enhance the stability of the power supply,” it said in a notice on Sunday.

According to the company, the recent trend emanates from local faults and directed such customers who face power disruptions to contact their call centres for redress.

“If you are experiencing any power disruptions, it is a local fault, please reach out to our call centre on +233 30 261 1611 or send us a DM. Your feedback helps us address specific cases and ensures a more personalised response,” it said in a notice.

Earlier, ECG issued a statement blaming the trend on the bush fire. It said these fires caused damage to electricity poles and distribution lines and threatened legal action against culprits.

The company thus urged the public to take precautions when burning bush to avoid damage to their properties.

The justification is in doubt as some customers on social media accuse the company of covering up for the government.

“I was doing my laundry this afternoon and the light just went off. ECG needs to be truthful to us as tax-paying citizens of this country. The lies and deceitfulness are too much!” one customer stated.

“This would have been a dumsor under NDC government but since it’s NPP it’s intermittent power supply in some areas. Wow! .The word ‘Dumsor’ doesn’t exist in NPP era.People are afraid to loose their jobs. Ah well,the good people of this will be the best judges,” another added.

“Come to Twifo Praso, you may think it’s the Headquarters of Dumsor. Even when Black Stars were about to start the match on Thursday, it went off and came back immediately after the match. They switch off the lights anyhow here.”

“My area some part have light some too don’t have and in the compound we are in some have light others too don’t have 3 days now no light why,” queried another.

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