Ghana Expects Power Barges In April – Minister

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Dr. Kwabena Donkor
Dr. Kwabena Donkor

The Minister for Power, Dr. Kwabena Donkor says power barges are expected in the country by April this year, adding that the crisis would be over by the end of the year.

Dr. Kwabena Donkor
Dr. Kwabena Donkor

Dr. Donkor said these at an emergency press conference to outline government?s plans of how they intend to mitigate the power crisis the country is currently going through.

He said ?we are deeply concerned about the current power challenges, we share the pain and agony Ghanaians are going through? and added that ?I wish to express my regret about the power crisis and to promise you that government is working around the clock to ensure that it comes to an end.?

The country has been plunged into its worse power problems in the last three months. Ghana?s energy need according to the minister currently stands a little over 2000 MW but just about 1,300 is produced.

Dr. Donkor indicated that government is now focusing on short term measures to get the country out of the frustrating times. He said about 1000 MW would be made available in the shortest possible time.

He has also charged the Electricity Company of Ghana to provide a load shedding guide or timetable and stick to it. He adds that this would help consumers effectively plan for their daily activities. Industries have laid off workers due to the loss of revenue and the inability to sustain their production due to the unstable power supply.

Source:?Martin Asiedu-Dartey, tv3network

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