Workers of Ghana Grid Company Ltd. (GRIDCo) are hinting of a possible return to the era of intermittent power outages (dumsor) if the government does not settle its outstanding debt to the company in the shortest possible time, ABC News Ghana can report.
As indicated by the staff of the organization, the legislature of Ghana owes the organization to the tune of GHS 900 million, a circumstance which is incredibly influencing the tasks of GRIDCo.
This disclosure was made by the President of the Senior Staff Association of GRIDCO, Mr. Raphael Kornor amid their May Day festivity on Wednesday. As indicated by the President of the Association, if government neglects to regard to a fourteen-day final proposal to settle the exceptional back payments, the nation will be diving into haziness.
At the simply held May Day festivity on Wednesday, a few laborers of GRIDCo held bulletins to enroll their disappointment with the government over the failure of the organization to completely play out its capacities because of the enormous obligations owed it by government.
A portion of the engravings on these bulletins read: “GRIDCo is dying,” “ECG/Valco obligation murdering GRIDCo,” “No GRIDCo, No 1D1F,” “Vitality division without GRIDCo is pointless,” “GRIDCo is reasonable; the government pays us our ESLA obligation,” among others.
Addressing Joynews in a meeting intently observed by ABC News Ghana, President of the Senior Staff Association of GRIDCo said “ECG and VALCO take the larger part of our capacity, and government guaranteed to pay each one of those obligations under the inheritance obligations so these things are seriously affecting our tasks. By fifteenth May, we are hoping to hear something or else we have different alternatives on the table and we will ensure the administration tunes in to us since we can’t live in ceaselessness.”
Remarking the on the plausibility of coming back to the feared dumsor, Raphael Konnor stated, “all that we are stating is that, administration give us our cash. We are practical and we need our monies to encourage our activities. We are doing adhoc support rather than routine and everything verges on capital. We have around fourteen thousand (14,000) transmission towers, more than 200 high limit transformers which should be kept up at occasional interims and for us if these things are not done, it has a progressively outstretching influence on the conveyance of our administrations”