The Electricity Company of Ghana says even though it cannot provide a timetable for its intensified load shedding program which begun today, it will make available special arrangements for essential services and industries.
Public Relations Manager of the company, William Boateng told Joy News there is a protocol in place to isolate vital instalaltions such as hospitals and industries which will be strictly adhered to.
He said the company is unable to publish a timetable which was prepared earlier because, there have been some changes in the figures it received from the Volta River Authority (VRA) making the timetable incredible.
Mr Boateng said ECG is unable to provide timelines because it does not anticipate the outages to last longer than 12 hours wether day or night.
He said government is doing everything possible to ensure that the load shedding ends soon but advised customers, to intensify energy conservation methods.
However, shop owners and business men are unhappy with the load shedding programme and demanded that government finds a way to solve the problem as soon as possible in order to save their businesses.
ECG has begun a record load shedding programme estimated 500 megawatts after the Nigerian Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) stopped gas supply to Ghana through the West African Gas Pipeline as a result of the ongoing indefinite strike by workers.