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Kumasi Kejetia Market plunged into darkness as ECG disconnects power over GHS6million debt

By Jacob Agyenim Boateng || Contributor
Social News Kumasi Kejetia Market plunged into darkness as ECG disconnects power over GHS6million debt
MON, 15 APR 2024 LISTEN

The Electricity Company of Ghana has disconnected Kumasi Kejetia Market from the national grid over 6 million Ghana cedis debt.

The power disconnection which lasted for close to one week has affected trading activities in the commercial hub.

Tailors, colds tore operators and vendors of perishable goods at the market have been the most impacted, since the lights went off on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Days after the blackout, a generator set at the facility was powered to serve as an alternative but was unsustainable as the traders feared the cost of fuel would be passed on to them.

The traders are now resorting to the use of flashlights for their activities at night.

Speaking to this Reporter, vice chairman for Dinpa Tailors Association, Mr Frank Boateng said the situation is affecting their work negatively.

He noted that hundreds of tailors are not working now due to the lack of power in the market.

They have therefore called managers of the facility to as a matter of urgency work towards restoring power to the market for business to go on.

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