Deputy Minister of Power, John Jinapor has revealed that the fueling of the much awaited power barge will be the sole duty of Ghanaians and not government stating government together with relevant stakeholders have agreed that Ghanaians, being the end users of the power, will the sole payers for the power needed for the 225 Megawatt power barge.
Meanwhile, John Jinapor has revealed that government together with the Public Utilities and Regulatory Authority (PURC) is putting together mechanisms for the billing of Ghanaians.
Ghana’s Western Naval Command with the vessel GNS Bilika met the barge which entered the Ghanaian waters at 1:00am on Friday thus issuing out an escort and security move for the barge to Winneba in the Central Region, where the Eastern Naval Command will then take over and escort it to its final destination at the Tema port.
When completed the power plant will generate additional 250 MW into the National Interconnected Transmission System (NITS).
Ghana’s erratic power supply is feared to have caused the nation a great deal of loss considering the huge losses accrued by several businesses and the subsequent layoffs in that regard.