Cold store operators in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, have called on the government to step up in fixing the recent intermittent power outages as they are gradually losing their business due to the erratic power supply.
According to them, they have had to dispose of some cartons of spoilt fish due to months of unreliable power supply.
“We are badly running at a loss in our business daily sales but we know dumsor is back and the government don’t want to tell us that dumsor is back. What sort of maintenance is the government fixing in the energy sector?”. They angrily questioned.
The traders have also been saddled with the cost of repairing their huge industrial fridges that have broken down as a result of the power challenges.
They are therefore calling on the government to publish a load shedding timetable to enable them plan for their trade activities in the city and in the Ashanti Region at large.
Speaking on Agyenkwa Fm, they reported that the government has failed to issue a timetable and also failed to truthfully acknowledge that the Ashanti region is suffering from severe power cuts.