‘Amazing’ New Load Shedding Time Table From ECG | Ghanaians to Go Without Power For 24 Hours Every Other Day

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As if the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has not shown us enough wickedness, they’ve announced a new load shedding exercise that is set to infuriate even the most docile of Ghanaians.

A new arrangement is set to see the ordinary Ghanaian go without electricity for 24 hours every other day. The old arrangement was for lights out for 12 hours out of every 48 hours.

The explanation is that the old time table was drawn with a deficit of 480 megawatts of power, but that a recent extra deficit of 140 megawatt has precipitated this new schedule.

There is so much wrong with letting Ghanaians go for twenty straight hours without power that I do not even know where to begin. Inasmuch as they need to conserve power in the face of these challenges, the comfort of the people of Ghana should be a primary concern for such a major service provider.

The old timetable was pretty much unreliable as well, but even that is preferable than having to go a whole day without power. Electricity is a major part of life now, and whilst one can adjust to 12 hours or even 10 hours of electricity a day, being asked to go 24 hours without it is criminal on the part of ECG.

What infuriates people most of all is that despite all the intermittent power cuts, electricity bills come at the end of the month and you are still billed at those exorbitant rates; it’s almost like they add all the periods without light to the final bill!

Docility is a big part of the Ghanaian personality, and that often contributes to us being taken for granted in regards to several issues. But at this point I feel ECG has been given enough leeway to mess up, and an arrangement such as this one cannot be allowed to stand.

The distinct lack of empathy on the part of those in charge in this country is baffling. Measures to correct issues caused by their own incompetence should not be this punishing on the ordinary Ghanaian.



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GC Contributor | Regina Sackey-Addo
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  1. Two years from now Ghanaians especially the ewes and northerners will be queuing for hours under the scorching heat of the sun to vote again for the ndc, the most notorious party ever to rule Ghana. This sickening shallow-mindedness speaks volumes about the majority of Ghanaians who can’t learn from history!

    1. Jesus!!! you sicken me, your comment shows you are probably the most shallow Ghanaian (if you are even a Ghanaian) there is.

  2. Two years from now Ghanaians especially the ewes and northerners will be queuing for hours under the scorching heat of the sun to vote again for the ndc, the most notorious party ever to rule Ghana. This sickening shallow-mindedness speaks volumes about the majority of Ghanaians who can’t learn from history!

    1. Jesus!!! you sicken me, your comment shows you are probably the most shallow Ghanaian (if you are even a Ghanaian) there is.

  3. Are u stupid or retarded.? There are three regions in the northern part of the country. Upper east region, upper west region and northern region. I am from Tamale and Npp has a membership percentage of abt 40% in the northern region alone. Get ur facts right u dummy. U think we are just some ignorant idiots that do things irrationally.?

  4. Are u stupid or retarded.? There are three regions in the northern part of the country. Upper east region, upper west region and northern region. I am from Tamale and Npp has a membership percentage of abt 40% in the northern region alone. Get ur facts right u dummy. U think we are just some ignorant idiots that do things irrationally.?

  5. People deserve basic, basic essentials in life, if we settle for “nothing” we continue to get “nothing”. It’s time for a change now! You’re fighting over whose in party, this should not be a party discussion but a social issue, that should not be tolerated. Was it any better when either party was in power? Wake up and stop allowing incompetents to ruin your lives! Deal with the real issue.