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Ghana hit by nationwide power outage

Ghana Grid Company Limited says the total system shutdown was due to "a challenge in the power system" on Sunday.

Ghana was hit by a nationwide power outage on Sunday afternoon 7 March 2021 lasting for about two hours before power was restored in parts of the country, a statement from Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) said.

According to GRIDCo, the total system shutdown was due to “a challenge in the power system” on Sunday.

“Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) wishes to inform the general public that, at approximately 2.10pm on Sunday March 07, 2021, a challenge in the power system led to a total system shutdown.”

It added: “This led to an interruption in power supply to all parts of the country.”

GRIDCo has given the assurance that it is “working to ascertain the reasons behind the total system shutdown” as its technical team works to “restore power supply to all Bulk Supply Points (BSPs) in the country.”

Ghanaians have taken to social media to express their displeasure over the situation:

Below is GRIDCo’s full statement:

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