GRIDCo to demolish structures around Tema-Achimota-Mallam transmission lines

The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), is to embark on a demolition exercise around its Right-of-Way locations along the Tema-Achimota-Mallam High Voltage Transmission Lines.

The exercise, scheduled for this month, will rid the affected areas of illegal occupants and encroachers, whose activities prevent access to the transmission towers.

In a statement, GRIDCo mentioned areas such as areas Dzorwulu, Ashiaman Middle East, parts of East Legon – American House; Adjei Kodjo and Menpeasem.

The demolition exercise, when completed, would give GRIDCo’s engineers and contractors unimpeded access to the transmission towers for construction works to be carried out to ensure adequate and quality power transmission to the Greater Accra region and adjoining areas.

GRIDCo said it is an offence under the Transmission Line Protection Regulations, 1967, LI 542 as amended by Regulation No. LI 1737 of 2004, for persons or institutions, to conduct any form of activity concerning the lands around the location of power transmission lines and towers in Ghana.

It said such operations included drilling, excavation works, lorry parks, shops, garages, bars, real estate.

The statement stated that GRIDCo would continue to work with the relevant state institutions to remove properties and structures and curb all forms of human activities, within the Right-of-Ways, to safeguard public safety and ensure reliability of power transmission.

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