The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has revealed that Ghana bought 250 megawatts of power from Cote D’ivore during the Christmas holidays to help ease the load shedding.
“Ghana bought 100 megawatts from the Cote D’ivoire on December 30 and on the following day [December 31] Ghana bought an additional 150 megawatts to ensure stable power supply,” Executive Director of ACEP, Mohammed Amin Adam to Pulse.com.gh in an interview.
Most, if not the whole of Ghana enjoyed a relatively stable supply of power during the festive season.
Cote D’ivoire is noted for supplying Ghana with power when necessary; in 2015 Ivory Coast sold to Ghana 80 megawatts of power to ensure Ghanaians watch the Black Stars semi-final match during the African Cup of Nations Tournament in February.
In April, the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) bought some more power to ensure Ghanaians enjoyed consistent power supply during the Easter season.
It is, however, unclear how much money Ghana paid for the power supplied by Cote D’ivoire.
Ghana is undergoing an ELECTRICITY CRISIS, popularly known as “DUMSOR”, which is having a monumentally bad effect on people, industries and the country’s economy in general. This has led to the resignation of the Power Minister, Dr. Kwabena Donkor becuase he promised to do so if he failed to solve the problem by December 31, 2015.