The Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu has assured Ghanaians that the nation will not return to the darkish days of dumsor under the watch of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
According to him, the latest challenges within the energy sector are primarily as a consequence of technical points.
Delivering an announcement in Parliament on Friday, the Energy Minister stated, the present problem has nothing to do with financing.
“The Ministry of Energy is currently working with the Volta River Authority to come out with the best way of repowering the T3 Plant. We shall therefore revert to you on this issue at the appropriate time. On this issue, let me say that events that led to previous governments experiencing prolonged outage of power, popularly known as Dumsor will never ever be witnessed in this country,” he stated.
Power to be normalized in about 5 days – Amewu
Parts of Ghana skilled outages twice this week.
The downside affected areas together with Madina, Koforidua, Achimota, Kasoa, North Kaneshie, Cape Coast, components of Takoradi and different components of the nation.
While taking a tour of the affected energy infrastructure that led to the latest outages, Mr. Amewu stated he hoped that the challenges will be rectified inside the subsequent 5 days.
“Definitely because of the construction work that is going on [at Pokuase] there is a need for them [companies in the power distribution chain] to halt the transmission of power for this period. So these are some of the problems they are facing. You can see the progress of work and my expectation is that it is going to be completed within about five days. But we’ve put in measures to minimize the impact. This is one of the major causes of interruptions. The problem has been caused by technical issues,” Amewu assured.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), Jonathan Amoako-Baah additionally assured that measures have been put in place to make sure constant energy provide inside the subsequent few days.
“There is enough stock for the generation stations to provide the electricity we need in Ghana. We are having these challenges and difficulties because of the project at Pokuase. There is no dumsor. When we finish this work, we are going to go back to the reliability of supply that we have been used to in the past. So Ghanaians I want you to be rest assured that in a few days when this work is completed we are going to go back to the status quo,” Mr. Amoako-Baah added.
By: Marian Ansah | citinewsroom.com| Ghana