Kumasi residents bite PDS over power outages

Oheneba Asiedu, fox fm morning show host expressing his disgust at the power outages this morning

Scores of residents in the Kumasi Metropolis Thursday morning expressed opprobrium about the incessant black outs they have been suffering from the nation’s electricity provider.

They blamed Gridco, the power provider and the Power Distribution Services (PDS), the main distribution outlet for the incessant outages during the evenings.

Those who called into radio stations lamented about the destruction of their electrical appliances and wares due to the black outs.

The female folk who also called into phone in sessions narrated how their stews and foods have spoiled due to the faults their refrigerators have developed as a result of the power surges and fluctuations.


Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper later in the day, some respondents expressed disappointment with the new service provider, PDS.

Some believed the Electricity Company of Ghana, the former service providers did a better job than what PDS is doing now.

Oheneba  Nana Asiedu, Morning Show Host at Fox 97.9fm noted his disgust at the way and manner the PDS have operated since they took over the distribution service from ECG.

Bishop Takyi, a broadcaster also expressed disappointment at the turn of events and wondered why as the new manager, the PDS was subjecting customers to bad service.


Speaking on radio later, Mr Erasmus Kyere Baidoo, Director of Communications at the PDS (Ashanti) called for calm from residents, adding the outages were from the generation points of electricity.

He noted that GRIDco, the main suppliers of power had promised to address the shortfall of power coming from its supplying points.

Some of the outages, Mr Baidoo intimated are technical challenges from GRIDco and noted that the challenges are being addressed.

He rallied residents to be calm as they work to restore distribution services to its customers across the country especially those in the Ashanti Region.

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