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We are not sabotaging government – ECG cries over dumsor at AICC

19 November 2016

We are not sabotaging government – ECG cries over dumsor at AICC

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A number of eminent persons including Ghana’s Chief Justice, Chair of the Electoral Commission and some highly distinguished members of the diplomatic corps were attending a function at the Accra International Conference Centre on Wednesday when the place was plunged to a rather long blackout prompting organisers to continue the programme in darkness.

The embarrassing situation led to calls that what happened was the work of saboteurs who opted for such high profile event to shame government over the planned sale of the power distributor.

But the Operations Manager for Sub-transmission at ECG, Francis Kofi Atsyatsya explained that the blackout was due to a cable fault which the ECG later discovered behind the Black Star Square.

“There were a lot of rumours in the media suggesting that we are sabotaging the system and government in a bid to frustrate the ECG concessionary agreement. We are not doing any of that. It is a system that we are running and anything can happen at any point in time.”

He explained that the blackout didn’t only affect the AICC but the Accra Sports Stadium, State House as well as surrounding areas.

Mr. Atsyatsya was at loss as to why the Conference Center’s back-up genset didn’t go its rescue lending credence to rumours that the back-up power plant is either faulty or had no fuel to run.

The program to launch the 3rd Edition on the Manual on Election Adjudication on Wednesday had in attendance, Chief Justice Georgina Wood, EC Chair Charlotte Osei, British High Commissioner Jon Benjamin as well as other extinguished personalities.

Source: Business and Financial Times