Government through the Power Ministry has given reason(s) to the worsen power situation in the past three to five days.
According to a statement signed by the head of Public Affairs at the Ministry, Kweku Sersah-Johnson, the current situation is as a result of the shutdown of Ghana National Gas Company Ltd.
“…the shutdown was necessary for the installation of the African Middle East Investment Power plant which will generate additional 250 MW of power,” the statement stated.
Government is however, assuring Ghanaians that the installation when completed will ameliorate the impact of the power crisis.
Ghana has been battling with erratic power supply for four years; the situation has led to periodic darkness across the country.
Below is a full statement from the Power Ministry about situation.
The current increase in the quantum of load shedding in the country has come about as a result of a shutdown of Ghana National Gas Company Ltd (Ghana gas) at Atuabo to enable the African Middle East Investment (AMERI) Power plant to be connected onto the gas supply system of Ghana Gas.
The AMERI Plant at Aboadze currently being installed is expected to generate additional 250 MW into the National Interconnected Transmission System (NITS) when fully commissioned.
Engineers of both the Ghana National Gas Company Ltd (Ghana Gas) and AMERI are working round clock to complete the connection of the gas line and to ameliorate the recent further decline in power supply in the country.
The public is kindly requested to bear with the situation as the gas line connection is expected to be completed soon.