Ghana: GRIDCo to Demolish Illegal Structures Preventing Access to Transmission Towers

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Accra, Ghana//-The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has said it will carry out a planned Right-of-Way (ROW) demolition exercise in some parts of the Greater Accra Region at the end of March 2021.

This was announced in a statement issued by the company on Tuesday, 2 March 2021.

The exercise will be carried out in areas along the Tema-Achimota-Mallam High Voltage transmission lines.

This will affect areas including East Legon, American House, Menpeasem, Adzei Kodzo, Ashaiman Middle East and Dzorwulu.

According to GRIDCo: “The exercise will rid the areas of illegal occupants and encroachers, whose activities prevent access to the transmission towers.”

It continued that when completed, the demolition exercise will allow “unimpeded access to the transmission towers by GRIDCo Engineers and Contractors in order for construction works to be carried out to ensure adequate and quality power transmission to the Greater Accra region and adjoining areas.”

It added that it will continue to “work with the relevant state institutions to remove properties and structures and to curb all forms of human activities, within the Right of Way.”