"Dumsor" expected to last longer than expected

Ghana is most likely to experience several bouts of power outages following the ongoing industrial strike by workers in Nigeria's oil industry.

The intensified strike action by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, (PENGASSAN) is expected to see the complete shutdown of all activities regarding Nigeria's oil and gas sector. Already Ghana is facing a shortfall in the generation of power due to a cut in gas supply from Nigeria. A statement earlier issued by the Power Ministry on Thursday also pointed out that a switch from gas to light crude to fuel the thermal plants, “had resulted in a stretch of the consumption rate to conserve the limited stock”.

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Meanwhile, President Mahama has in a statement to Ghanaians during the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers assured that government does not plan declaring a load-shedding exercise.

“Because of sabotage in Nigeria on the terminals, crude oil that we ordered last month has not arrived and so it has created some generational problems for us,” he explained.

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