- As the “dumsor” timetable ends on May 17, the Energy minster can’t assure if it will be extended
- The minister assured the purposes for which the timetable was drawn has been achieved
- The “dumsor” timetable was for sections of Accra that feed on the Pokuase Substation
The Energy Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has assured that the Dumsor Timetable for parts of Accra that feeds on the Pokuasi Substation will end tomorrow, May 18 as scheduled.
Even though the minister gave no definitive answer to whether the schedule may be extended or not, he believed the purpose for which the timetable was drawn by the Electricity Company of Ghana has been accomplished.
“There has been a dumsor timetable for those in Accra who are served by the Pokuasi Substation. ECG published a timetable for that and it ends tomorrow. I can’t give you a Yes, No answer because I don’t know what will happen tomorrow but we are assured that for what they needed to know, the reason why they came up with that timetable, it ends tomorrow,” he told the media
Meanwhile the Minister has described all 40 Power Purchasing Agreements (PPAs) signed under the Mahama administration amid the power crises between 2013 and 2015 were desperate and costly PPAs that cost shot up power tariffs by over 200 percent.
In dealing with this, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh revealed that 3 of these PPAs have been deferred under a renegotiated Take and Pay arrangement. This according to him saves Ghana 1.2bn dollars each year.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, assured that Ghana will not slip back into the prolonged period of outages between 2012 and 2016 christened ‘Dumsor’.
The minister’s remarks come on the back of incessant power cuts in various parts of the country in the past few days, heightening fears among Ghanaians that the country is gradually moving towards the unbearable ‘Dumsor’ era.
Despite these unannounced power cuts, the Ghana Grid Company, (GRIDCo) said the country has enough power to supply.
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