14 February 2013

Ghana: ECG to Improve Connectivity in Tema

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has assured residents living within the Tema Metropolis and beyond that the company is working very hard to provide them with improved services.

According to Mr. Mark Asomani Wiafe, acting Tema Regional General Manager of the company, management had already identified the major problem affecting their clients in the area, which had to do with the 33KV network in the Tema Metropolis.

Mr. Asomani Wiafe, who spoke with the Tema File exclusively, said the cables were laid a long time ago, as such, they had become old and weak, thus leading to multiple joints in them, and as a result, the electricity goes off any time something small touches them.

In order to rectify the situation, however, he dropped the hint that a contract had been awarded to a company called Best & Crompton, a foreign contractor, to change most of these cables, which link the primary stations to overhead conductors.

This, according to him, when completed, would go a long way to improve the services of electricity supply to its customers within the Tema Metropolis and beyond, because the overhead conductors can take more load than the underground.

"Already, Best & Crompton has started doing the civil works, and soon they would complete the replacement of the cables overhead," Mr. Asomani Wiafe observed.

He was hopeful that by the end of this year, all works on the changing and replacement of overhead cables throughout the Tema Metropolis would be completed.

He appealed to members of the general public not to post posters on electricity poles, as they cover operational numbers on these poles, which are very important, especially, when people within the area encounter faults in their lines.

Mr. Asomani Wiafe also appealed to members of the general public not to indulge in illegal connections, as they were the causes of the numerous fire outbreaks we have been experiencing in the country in recent times.

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