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General News of Wednesday, 3 April 2019


Dumsor: Ghanaians are too intolerant - Deputy Energy Minister

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Deputy Energy Minister, William Owuraku Aidoo has described Ghanaians as intolerant with regards to just a week of the current energy crises that has bedeviled, reports.

According to him, just within two years of the current administration, the citizenry appear intolerant about the situation when they were in it for more than four years under the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) government but did not complain as they are doing now.

“It is really interesting that Ghana has gotten into the state that we are. Within just two years of Nana Akufo-Addo’ government, Ghanaians are not of one week of Akufo-Addo’s government Ghanaians are not tolerant of power disturbance and that is saying something. It is only a week and it’s causing a lot of difficulties and inconvenience to people but they cannot stand it unlike some time back when we had to endure years and years of dumsor without too much of Wahala“. He established.

He disclosed that the current administration should rather be hailed for working round the clock to have the situation resolved as soon as possible indicating that the 12-day period given for mandatory maintenance work at Atutuabo Gas Processing Plant could be less for power to restored to normalcy.


Seven out of sixteen regions in the country are expected to experience 12-days of load-shedding known in the local parlance as ‘Dumsor’ starting March 30, 2019.

According to sources, the Greater Accra, Central , Western, Eastern, Ashanti, Volta Regions are part of the affected areas following a 300MW loss of power as a result of the shutdown of Atuabo Gas Processing Plant for mandatory maintenance

The valve of Atuabo Gas Processing plant in the Western Region was closed Saturday March 30 for a 12-day outage to complete the final tie-in works under the Takoradi-Tema Interconnection Project.

As a result of the termination of gas flow from the west, the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) has requested a total load reduction of 300MW from 08:00hrs to 18:00hrs.

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