The Managing Director of Unilever Ghana Limited is worried the recent power cuts in the country will affect the company’s work input.

George Owusu-Ansah is, however, hopeful that the situation will soon be resolved for businesses that rely on electricity for their operations to fully get back on their feet.

As part of measures in dealing with the crisis and also cutting cost in a pandemic era, Unilever Ghana Limited has adopted the use of solar panels and other energy conservative methods in conducting their operations.

Mr Owusu-Ansah told journalist at a media engagement last Friday that this is also part of measures to reduce the burden on the national grid.

His comment follows recent power cuts in some parts of the country, prompting the Electricity Company of Ghana to release a timetable to guide the disruptions in power supply in parts of the capital.

ECG has justified the move with claims that it is as a result of an ongoing system improvement works on the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point.

In a press release, ECG stated that the project, which is expected to kick off on the 10th of May, 2021 will require a complete shutdown of the 330kv transmission line.

However, Mr Owusu Ansah said the situation must quickly be dealt with stating that the recent occurrence has caused a slight reduction in productivity, a situation he fears may worsen if the power cuts continue.

“…input was a little over 30% because we had the power go on and off. But so far this week we started well… and I believe that all the work going on to restore energy reliability will succeed,” he said.

“We have invested in solar panels, we also have invested in a biomass plant as a way of reducing our dependency on the national grid and that is helping us.

“We are also trusting that with all the work that the relevant authorities are doing to improve the power situation, we already have seen improvement this week and things should be fine.”

He further expressed profound gratitude to their consumers for their unflinching support, especially during the Covid-19 era.