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    Dumsor Back In Grandstyle, Power Outage Across Ghana


     

    Erratic power supply popularly known as dumsor has returned in Grandstyle in Ghana.

    In recent weeks, parts of the country have been experiencing power outages.

    And on Sunday afternoon, March 7, 2021, the entire country suffered electricity outage.

    At about 2:10pm on Sunday, the whole nation was without power, the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has confirmed in a statement.

    GRIDCo says at about 2:10pm on Sunday, March 7, 2021, a challenge in the power system led to a total system shutdown.

    “This led to an interruption in power supply to all parts of the country,” according to GRIDCo.

    GRIDCo added that “the Technical team is currently working to restore power supply to all Bulk Supply Points (BSPs) in the country.”

    In Accra, areas like Spintex, Adenta, Madina, East Legon, suffered the blackout.

    In the Central Region, residents of Kasoa reported suffering blackout.

    Dumsor became a popular term in Ghana between 2013 and early 2017 when the country suffered severed electricity crisis.

    Several businesses collapsed and workers were laid off during the peak of the dumsor era under then President John Mahama.

    Incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo addressed the problem in his first term of office which spanned the period January 7, 2017 to January 7, 2021. But the early days of his and final term of office have seen the electricity crisis returned gradually, resulting into the total blackout nationwide.

    The main power distributor in the country is the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

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