We’ll apply sanctions over recent ‘dumsor’ – PURC

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The Public utilities regulatory commission (PURC) has served notice it will apply sanctions if anyone or institution is found guilty of the recent power cuts Ghanaians are suffering.

According to the PURC, an investigation is being conducted in the intermittent power supply in several parts of the country and the responsible agencies will have to provide answers.

“It’s rather unfortunate that a series of negative things are happening in the power sector. If PURC realizes that somebody didn’t do something right, the appropriate sanctions will be applied,” spokesperson for the PURC Bawa Munkaila told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Monday.

Power cuts have been regular in parts of the country following the takeover of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) by the Power Distribution Services (PDS).

PDS has at different times given different reasons for the cause of the power cuts but the problem still persist despite assurances to curb it.

Currently, 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.

Some unknown persons reportedly put some corrosive chemicals on the pylon to melt it and later hacked it down.

The Energy Minister John Peter Amewu who toured the area described the incident as an act of sabotage to derail government’s efforts to improve power supply.

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