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Business News of Friday, 18 June 2021


Relocating Ameri is unnecessary and wasteful – Energy and Associates Ghana

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Energy Minister Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Energy Minister

•The Energy & Associates kicks against government’s plan to relocate Ameri

•The said plant is expected to be moved from Aboadze to Anwomaso in the Ashanti region

•Energy & Associates has however described such a move as wasteful

The Energy and Associates Ghana has lamented on government’s decision to move the Ameri Thermal Plant from Aboadze to Anwomaso in the Ashanti Region.

According to the group, the Energy Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, agreeing to such relocation is unnecessary and wasteful.

A release by the organization states that the GNPC-Genser Energy Ghana Ltd pipeline would have to be extended from Nyinahin to Kumasi to be able to transmit natural gas to the plant.

The group said it sighted a memo from the energy ministry directing the construction of the pipeline to be completed by September 30, 2021.

They further stated that “First of all, we find this relocation very wasteful and unnecessary, at a time government is finding it very difficult to pay debts owed in the energy sector and also that deadlines given are overly ambitious.”

The Energy and Associates thus urged government to rather assist GRIDCo to place priority on strengthening the transmission infrastructure by upgrading most of the critical loads which are on 161kVlines into 330kV lines and converting all the radial lines into ring circuits.