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ECG announces power outage in certain communities.

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Power supply in certain communities in the Volta Region has been disrupted due to the flooding caused by the overflow from the Akosombo Dam. In a press release, the Electricity Company of Ghana revealed that water from the spillage flooded the Sogakope Bulk Supply Point.

ECG noted that for safety reasons, the supply point has been shut down – this will inadvertently affect the supply of electricity in some areas. The affected areas include Sogakope, Akatsi, Adidome, Anloga, Abor, Keta and other surrounding areas. “Engineers from both GRIDCo and ECG are on standby to restore power supply to affected areas as soon as the water recedes. The inconvenience caused by this shutdown is deeply regretted,” part of the statement read.

This comes after the Volta River Authority (VRA) began conducting a spillage due to the “consistent rise in the inflow pattern and water level of the Akosombo dam.” Already, residents in the three Tongu Districts and Anlo in the Volta Region are counting their losses after downpours. Many of them have their homes and businesses flooded as a result.

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By: Nasiba Yakubu

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