Ghana to be plunged into total darkness in 2017 due to 700MW deficit - NPP

Ghana to be plunged into total darkness in 2017 due to 700MW deficit - NPP

Policy Advisor of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2016 campaign, Boakye Agyarko, is predicting a massive power crisis and intense “dumsor” in 2017.

According to Mr Agyarko, if the NDC and President John Mahama are retained in office after the December polls, the load shedding era will greet Ghanaians in style.

Ghana to be plunged into total darkness in 2017 due to 700MW deficit

Dumsor to return, Ghana faces 700MW deficit in 2017 – NPP

Addressing a press conference in Accra Wednesday, the NPP campaign policy advisor explained that the NDC government have been lying to Ghanaians all this while about the true state of the country’s power status.

Gas supply from Nigeria was cut in June 2016 and may not resume anytime soon due to government’s failure to pay outstanding debts in excess of $160 million,” he said.

He also opined that Ghanaians are currently enjoying some power because we are buying or relying on Ivory Coast.

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Temporary stability in power supply has been anchored on imports [from Cote d’Ivoire] of an average of 160 megawatts, mainly hydro power, but this will not be available when the dry season sets in,” he added.

We are therefore estimating that Ghana will experience up to 700 megawatts of power shortage early next year which may be dragged lower as Akosombo is being over drafted in spite of the low water level.

Ghana is undergoing an ELECTRICITY CRISIS, popularly known as "DUMSOR", which is having a monumentally bad effect on productivity.

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