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Business owners in Wa sad over unannounced power outage


Business owners in Wa, the Upper West Regional capital has decried the outage of electricity power in sections of the town where they operate businesses.


The unexpected power interruption which occurred at about 9:00 PM yesterday, January 3, 2021 left households, guest houses, hotels and pubs in total darkness.


The power outage affected Kpaguri, a suburb of Wa, the Kpaguri-Chorkor Residential Area and other sections of the Wa township.


Speaking with Business owners in the affected sections, they told Info Radio that the development has caused them considerable inconveniences in the operations of their businesses.


Yiriyele Mathias, a business owner who operates a drinking spot in the “dumsor”-hit area, said, he is likely not able to meet his daily sales target as the drinks are not freeze to the taste and satisfaction of customers and other consumers.


He said that he has not been able to make any sales since the start of day, which he said is unusual compared to the previous days, as a result of the power outage.


Other business persons who sell sachet water and other assorted drinks also complained of a looming low sales as their fridges are off.


The story is not different for wood, welding and aluminum glass craft shops as they also complained that their machines cannot spark for works to begin. They feared that the day might go wasted if the power is not restored any time then.


Meanwhile, when Info Radio visited the office of the Northern Electricity Distribution Company–Volta River Authority (NEDCo/VRA) in Wa, the Regional Supervisor, Mr. Ayimadu Martin said the unannounced power interruption was a result of a fault with some of their connections.


He explained that some high tension electric wires got disconnected as a result of sagging and hogging, which he said his engineers were working to resolve.


He called on the general public to remain patient as he promised the problem was going to be resolved shortly.

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