No need for load shedding timetable - PURC argues

No need for load shedding timetable - PURC argues

The public utilities and regulatory commission (PURC) reveals that Ghana's recent power crisis is just temporary and that there is no need for the electricity company of Ghana (ECG) to release a load shedding timetable.

Head of public affairs at the PURC, Nana Yaa  Juantuah argues that the only justification to a load shedding is when the current energy crisis prolongs.

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 "If you have a deficit of about 400 megawatts as in capacity , you cannot get that capacity within two weeks but if you have adequate capacity but it is a fuel problem,  and it has been stuck up because there is a problem elsewhere which you have no control over, there must be a clear distinction,” she said.

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President Mahama had earlier maintained that Ghana was not under any load-shedding exercise - an assertion which has attracted much criticism from the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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