Why there were power outages in many parts of Ghana Saturday night

BY: News Desk Report
The Energy Minister, Mr John-Peter Amewu
The Energy Minister, Mr John-Peter Amewu

Many parts of Ghana went into darkness Saturday night following a widespread power outage at about 9:30 pm.

Areas affected included some parts of Accra, Kumasi, parts of the Volta Region and the Northern Region.

A source at the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), told Graphic Online on Saturday night that the company had a disturbance on its main 330 kilo volts (KV) transmission line that affected most parts of the country.

As of 10:20 pm, power had been restored to Sogakope and the next to have light was Accra, then Kumasi and other places in that order the source said.

Graphic Online expects the power transmission company to provide a fuller media brief by Sunday, March 15.