santehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has expressed worry over the current power outages in the Ashanti Region, saying it has destroyed all his electronic appliances.
The Asante monarch said this at the Manhyia palace when Energy Minister Matthew Opoku Prempeh, together with the management of the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Volta River Authority (VRA) paid a courtesy call on him today, Wednesday, 1 December 2021.
The region is currently experiencing power outages which have affected some companies and residential homes.
GRIDCo has attributed the power outages to the damage done to its 330kV Aboadze-Kumasi transmission lines at Bogoso after a communication tower fell on it.
The Asantehene appealed to the Energy Ministry and its partners, including GRIDCo and ECG, to do their best to resolve the power fluctuations.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II noted that the development of the nation depends on electricity, adding that if the lights are not stable, it will go a long way to affect the government’s “one district-one factory” policy.
He urged the power-producing companies to collaborate to solve the erratic power situation affecting the region.
The Asantehene also called on the energy minister to ensure the Ameri power plant the ministry has promised to relocate to Kumasi is done on time to make the lights stable.
For his part, Dr Prempeh promised to ensure the power outage is resolved.