Togbega Gabusu demands “quota” from institutions operating on Gbi land

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By Lorlornyofm July 14, 2017 13:08

Togbega Gabusu demands “quota” from institutions operating on Gbi land

The Paramount Chief of Gbi Traditional Area, Togbega Gabusu V1 is demanding a “quota” from all institutions working within the Gbi Traditional Area or they cease releasing lands for others to operate their businesses.

Togbega Gabusu said this when he chaired a ceremony to commission a 40 Mega Volt Ampere (MVA) transformer of the Electricity Company of Ghana at the Hohoe Primary Substation.

He said the Traditional Council is ready to present to the various institutions qualified people to work with them.

The Paramount Chief commended ECG for the good work they are doing and also called on them to address the issue of the company taking over electricity poles from people who spent money to acquire them to new developing areas.

The Volta Regional General Manager of ECG, Joseph Mensah Forson said, the 300 percent increase in transformer capacity means more customers can be hooked on to the national grid, noting that in the event that there is a major challenge with one of the transformers, customer-load can be transferred onto the other transformer instead of cutting supply to affected customers.

According to him, it will also serve as alternative source of power supply for Jasikan, Nkwanta and Dambai districts.

In the Hohoe Municipality, Mr Forson said, customers who hitherto could not operate their corn mills machines and other equipment can now do so since the single-phase networks which were constructed in some areas are being upgraded to three-phase.

Again, the capacity of transformers in some communities including Low Cost and Picnic have been increased to resolve reported cases of low voltage experienced by customers during peak hours.

The Managing Director of ECG, Mr Samuel Boakye Appiah said electricity supply within the Volta Region has been fairly stable over the first half of the year 2017 with the exception of a few isolated outages that have occurred in some communities on account of some technical faults in the national transmission grid managed by the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCO), and occasionally in ECG’s distribution network.

He said, ECG’s ultimate aim is to improve system reliability, customer service delivery and reduce losses in the Volta Region by progressively transforming the existing radial network into a ring interconnected network system as they have done in other operational regions.

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa who commissioned the project, commended ECG for their commitment to the people of the Volta Region.

He called on customers to pay their bills promptly and also conserve energy.

The minister said the project will also be more beneficial to the government’s One-District-One-Factory promise.

The project was at a cost of USD 3, 400, 000 which is equivalent to about GHS 15, 200,000, coming from ECG’s Internally Generated Fund (IGF).

 

Story by Anthony Godsway Tsra

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