PDS announces more power outages to begin April 11


By order of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), the Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Ltd. will cut off power in parts of the country. The request was ordered to enable GRIDcCo to construct a 330kV overhead line between Kumasi and Aboadze.

The power outage will last for six consecutive days – from Thursday, 11th April – Wednesday, 17th April. Lights will be off from 8 AM – 4 PM.

The affected areas include Tarkwa, Bogoso, Asawinso and Juaboso, among others.

Last Friday, PDS released a list of areas that would experience outages during the weekend. Those areas included Osu, Ablekuma and the Airport City Enclave. The outage lasted roughly 12 hours.

Prior to the outage, PDS explained that the outage was due to the shut down of the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant two weeks ago.

“The inconvenience that will arise out of this by GRIDCo is deeply regretted,” a PDS statement reads, followed by “PDS...here to serve.”

PDS took over the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in February. Its website has since been shut down.