Power crisis intensifies in Ghana

Power crisis intensifies in Ghana

The power situation in Ghana has deteriorated, with many people in Accra and several parts of the country currently experiencing 24 hours of power outage and only 12 hours of power supply, the Daily Guide has reported.

The report said that some unlucky power consumers enjoy only six hours of power supply per day.

It follows a renewed power crisis (dumsor) that has made life difficult for many businesses and individuals.

President John Mahama has blamed the crisis on the failure of Nigeria to supply Ghana with light crude oil.

He said in a speech in Accra that damage to oil pipelines by militants in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region had hampered Nigeria’s ability to supply Ghana with light crude.

“We have recently suffered some generational problems. I held a stakeholders’ meeting with all those involved in the power sector. 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 problem for us,” he said.

The president, however, gave an assurance that the power situation in the country will improve soon.

“We are taking steps every day to ensure that Ghana has security when it comes to power,” he said.

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