BNI investigating destruction of Tema GRIDCo Power lines

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The Bureau of National Investigations and the Police Service are investigating the deliberate destruction of power transmission lines of the Ghana Grid Company in Tema.

The Tema power transmission lines were hacked down by unknown after they reportedly used some corrosive chemicals on the pylon to melt i.

The situation briefly disrupted power supply to some parts of Accra and Tema.

Meanwhile, an internal committee has been set up by management of GRIDCO to begin investigations into the hacking down of the pylon.

Background

One of the 161,000 towers located in GRIDCo’s enclave near the free zone area in Tema, fell over into another tower after evidence that bolts had been deliberately cut and removed.

The incident led to power cuts in parts of Tema, Accra and all the way to Kumasi.

No disruption of power supply

Power transmission company, GRIDCo has assured that Monday’s hacking of its transmission tower will not have a toll on power distribution to any part of the country.

The company believes it will take at least 14 days to fix the problem.

“It will take us about two weeks minimum [to raise the mast again] We are reorganizing operations so that it doesn’t affect power supply. This has brought a new situation; we have brought in the police and the CID and the security apparatus and obviously has to be done collectively as a nation because this is a national asset which serves every part of the country and so we need to make it our responsibility,” GRIDCo’s Director of Systems Operations, Mark Baah said to Citi News.

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