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ELECTRICITY SUPPLY SHOULD BE STABILIZED WITHIN THE NEXT TWELVE (12) DAYS – DR. BEN ASANTE- CEO

The CEO of Ghana Gas Company, Dr. Ben Asante has said, electricity supply should be stabilized within the next (12) twelve days after it has completed the tie in of pipelines from the Western part of the country to the Eastern part of the country.

Ghana Gas is supervising the connection of pipelines from Atuabo gas in the Western region to that of the Western Gas Processing Company (WAGPCO). There have been inter-meeting power supply to some parts of the country over the past few weeks which the Government has attributed to many factors including distribution of the pylons in Tema. In addressing the press, Dr. Ben Asante said he is hopeful that the situation will be normalized within the stipulated time or period.

He added that the ten (10) to twelve (12) days are needed basically for effective inter – connection with West African Gas pipeline and they hope the supply of electricity will be normalized. However, there are a lot of works to be done because emerging even two pipelines is not so easy. There is darkness in some parts of the country because the entire system needs to be depressurized to prevent inflammable gases from leaving the environs to avoid any explosions. After all this process is done, Ghanaians will have the benefit of enjoying 330 million scarfs compared to the previous one of 120 million scarfs.

Furthermore, the Deputy Minister of Energy in charge of power supply, Hon. William Owireku Adu said, adequate measures have been put in place to supply alternative fuel to power generation to minimize impact on power supply. He said, their hope as a ministry was to reduce to the barest minimum the destruction of supply of energy to the good people of this country. He added that, Ghana has enough fuel and they have taken necessary steps to reduce this crisis.

Christiana Ntiamoah/ritefmonline.org

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