Ghana buys 180 megawatts of electricity from Ivory Coast

Ghana buys 180 megawatts of electricity from Ivory Coast

Ghana is importing 180 megawatts of electricity from Ivory Coast to augment its electricity generation capacity , it has been reported.

The Finder reported on Wednesday that the importation comes despite the government sinking millions of dollars into acquiring new generation capacity, especially emergency power plants, to fix the power crisis, popularly known as dumsor.

Although the government has declared dumsor over, the power crisis has returned in recent times.

The Ministry of Power has said that although the country has sufficient electricity generation capacity, some power generators are not being run due to lack of gas from the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah, which has been shut down .

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He said Nigeria’s provision of only 10 per cent of agreed gas supply from the West Africa Gas Pipeline had also worsened the situation.

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