PURC denies ECG investigation report while President describes the power woe as an act of God

The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) has denied reports that it will conduct investigations into the unexplained power cuts.

In spite of a timetable put in place for the ongoing load shedding exercise, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) continues to interrupt power supply intermittently without any explanations to consumers.

There were earlier reports that the PURC has constituted a team to investigate the ongoing exercise. However, the Public Relations Officer for the PURC, Nana Yaa Jantua told Citi News, no such team has been set up.

According to her, all the PURC has done is setting up “monitoring teams all over the country to find out exactly what the situation is and finding out how we can mitigate the impact of the situation on consumers.”

She said: “We are not going to investigate anything. We are going to find out whether they communicated effectively during this period and we will find out from the radio stations and consumers whether they heard anything about all these constraints and the challenges they are facing.”

Meanwhile, President John Mahama has described the cause of the ongoing load shedding exercise as an act of God.

Speaking at the IEA’s Presidential debate on Tuesday, President Mahama assured Ghanaians that the problem will be resolved by mid-November.

He said: “What we are going through currently is a load management created by an act God…At peak time, our demands exceed what we have currently and so you have to spread the load. That will end by mid-November.”

Oct 31, 2012
via Eugenia Tenkorang/Citifmonline.com/Ghana

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