‘Dumsor Has Destroyed All My Home Appliances’ – Otumfuo Tells NAPO
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Paramount Ruler of the Ashanti Kingdom has expressed worry over the current power outages in the Ashanti Region. The King said it has destroyed all his electronic appliances.
This statement was made by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II when the Energy Minister Matthew Opoku Prempeh, together with the management of the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), and Volta River Authority (VRA) visited him on Wednesday, 1 December 2021.
He added that not only his area has been affected but other businesses in the region are suffering from the power outrages. However, he went on to plead with the Energy Ministry and its partners, including GRIDCo and ECG, to do their very best to resolve the power changes.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II noted that the development of the country depends on electricity, adding that if the lights are not stable, it will go a long way to affect the government’s “one district-one factory” policy.
He, therefore, advised the power-producing companies to cooperate to solve the unusual power situation affecting the region as soon as possible.