The Vice Chairman of the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo branch of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) William Awuku Aheadomeh is calling on the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to device strategies of segregating its transformers to allow businesses in Kumasi especially residential areas some fair share of electricity to operate.
According to him, ECG should give businesses in the two regions special insulation from the power crisis.
‘If the directors of ECG want to help, they have to come to communities and isolate individual transformers that serve the residential homes and leave out transformers that serve industry, that way we can enjoy the 30% the minister announced,’ he said.
Speaking on Ultimate news in Kumasi he appealed to ECG to ensure that they send personnel round for the separation of transformers.
‘Industries are suffering so if sending personnel around for the isolation is the only way out we must do it,’ he noted.
Mr. Aheadomeh said the crippling power fluctuation is having a negative toll on businesses in the region.
‘Businesses here are located in the residential communities, we are dotted with the residential communities, because we don’t have a full fledge industrial area, you can name Suame magazine as industrial area, but those are trading concerns’.
Meanwhile, business enclaves in the country’s capital Accra and Tema receive some preferential supply of electricity compared to Kumasi where almost all businesses are found in residential areas.