Telecom operators in Ghana threaten to sue PURC, ECG for power outages

Some major telecommunication operators in Ghana have threatened to take legal action against the Public Utilities Regulatory Authorities (PURC) and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) for inconsistent power supply.

“Our heavy industrial equipment is daily affected by the inconsistency in power supply, its either low voltage or high voltage…now most companies have resorted to switching on to the use of generators to protect their equipment.”

“PURC must immediately ensure that ECG ratifies the anomaly as it is having adverse effect on our industry,” some leading advocates of telecom operators has stated at the February Mobile Monday series in Accra.

The Mobile Monday, organized by Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, is an open networking organisation for mobile industry professionals to foster cooperation and cross-border business development.

It also provides a virtual and live networking event for stakeholders to share ideas, best practices and trends from global markets.

The platform was also used to discuss the telecommunication networking infrastructure development at the sub-regional levels, local content development and the gender dimensions.

The participants discussed project management in the Mobile Industry in Ghana and Nigeria; creating opportunities for Mobile Internet and venture capital funding.

Ms Dorothy Gordon, Director General of the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that the Mobile Monday platform sought to explore the many new and exciting opportunities in the telecom industry.

She said the centre would this year roll-up an international conference on catching up with technology, which used double-blind peer-review process and covered all, including students’ workshop on ICT.

Source: GNA

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