Residents in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, have reiterated calls for the government to publish a schedule for power outages in the region. This comes after the Electricity Company of Ghana published a load-shedding timetable for residents in Accra ahead of maintenance works on the country’s power transmission lines in May 2020. Residents say the schedule will enable them to plan better, in the running of their businesses and other daily activities. The intermittent nationwide power cuts in the country have been attributed to a planned nationwide maintenance exercise being carried out by the Ghana Grid Company.
But residents say the power fluctuations have badly affected them, hence the need for a load shedding timetable. Residents say they trust the Energy Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, and the Government to resolve the power situation in the Region. The government says the outages will likely end in December, but residents are not sure.