There is a widespread power outage in parts of Accra again.

The lights went off around 7 pm in some affected areas on Tuesday, March 17.

It is, however, unclear the reason for today’s power cut in parts of the capital.

This is happening at a time Ghanaians are staying indoors following government’s ban on public gatherings against the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country.

The country has been experiencing widespread power cuts for about a week now with intermittent power outages almost every other night.

Earlier this week, the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) blamed the blackouts on a performance test on a new regulating and metering gas station in Tema.

Some affected residents around the Lapaz New Market described the current power situation as ‘shocking and frustrating’.

Some of the residents also called on Government to as a matter of urgency release a load-shedding time-table to help them effectively plan and organize their lives.

“We have been experiencing this blackout since last weekend, selling has become very difficult for us because we rely on our phone and when it goes off we struggle. Government should make public announcements on the issue,” a resident said.

“I work at Accra Newton and I must say it is frustrating to get home from work after a really long day and then there is no light at home especially with all that’s happening with the coronavirus,” another resident told Citi News‘ Caleb Kudah.

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