General News of Monday, 25 February 2013
Source: citi fm
President John Mahama has asked Ghanaians to exercise patience as government works to end the current power crises.
The President said this at the commissioning of the T3 plant in Takoradi on Monday,
President Mahama expressed satisfaction at the progress of work at the plant in Takoradi saying “I am impressed with the quality of work and the rate of work. As we said, this plant is already supplying power into the grid.”
The T3 plant would be on schedule by close of this month. It would contribute 130 megawatts of power to the current energy stock.
According to President Mahama, the government is committed to ensuring that the timelines given in his State of the Nation address is met.
“Like I said during the State of the Nation, we have not been sleeping, we have been trying to bring as much generation as possible into the system and T3 is one example of it. We started in 2010 and it is largely complete... its just 2% of work left to have it fully operational” he stated.
Meanwhile, the Director of Project Development of the Ghana Gas Company, Victor Sunu Attah, has indicated that all is set to ensure that Gas from the Jubilee Field would be made available by the close of the year.
He said this when President Mahama visited the West African Gas Pipeline facility which is close to the thermal plant for updates on progress of work.
“We hope to finish this project by the end of this year. We have finished laying the pipe which is about 70% done and the processing plant is about 50% done” he said.