Communications Minister, Dr Edward Omane Boamah has praised Ghanaians for what he describes as the patience shown to government in its quest to solve the energy crisis (dumsor) assuring that the NDC government was completely focused on fixing the electricity challenge.
Addressing the Volta Region edition of Government For the People Forum in Ho, Dr Omane Boamah explained that several measures have been put in place to tackle the energy crisis with the installation of the 220 megawatt Karpower Barge being stated as an example.
Currently, Karpowership owns and operates more than 1800 MW installed capacity globally. Powerships are contracted to supply 15% of Iraq’s, 27% of Lebanon’s, and of Zambia’s total electricity generation. In addition to the 10-year 450 MW Power Purchase Agreement in Ghana, the company has also been awarded a 540 MW Power Purchase Agreement in Indonesia.
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.