DUMSOR

We’ll soon “overcome” dumsor – Mahama

President John Mahama has assured that the power crisis that has afflicted the country for the past three years will soon be “overcome”. According to him, his government is closer to providing a permanent solution to the crisis that has seen the power minister resign his post. Power minister Dr. Kwabena Donkor relinquished his office on January 1, this year, ...

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Dumsor rebranded: You may have light you cannot use

When the Ministry of Power announced a few weeks ago of an end to the four-year- old power crisis that had bedevilled the country, many were those who doubted its feasibility. What is true is that many households in parts of the country still have lights at home, even after the yuletide, except that the currents are so low it ...

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Dumsor will worsen without taxes to pay Ghc4.5b debt – Haruna Iddrisu

Employment and Labour Relations Minister, Haruna Iddrisu, says any attempt to reverse the increased utility tariffs and new taxes will negatively affect government’s ability to fix the energy crisis. According to him, there is an outstanding debt of some 4.5 billion cedis which needs to be settled hence government’s decision to introduce the new Energy Sector levy. The levy has ...

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Atuabo to shut down for mandatory maintenance

The Atuabo Gas processing plant is billed to shut down for fourteen days for mandatory maintenance, Officials say. In a statement signed by the corporate Communications Manager of Atuabo Gas, Alfred Ogbamey, the planned maintenance will begin on Friday, January 15, 2016. It is not clear whether the shutdown will affect power supply across the country. Below is the full ...

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2015 isn’t over yet, load shedding will be over – Power Minister

Following concerns that the Ministry of Power may not meet its end-of-year deadline to solve the power crisis, the sector Minister, Kwabena Donkor, has urged Ghanaians to be patient as  2015 isn’t over yet. With the resignation of the Transport Minister, Dzifa Attivor on Wednesday as a result of the bus branding scandal, attention has  turned to the Power Minister who announced ...

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Karpower barge commences power production

A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) was signed between the state utility Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Karpowership Ghana Company Limited. As per the PPA, two Powerships will generate a total of 450 MW, which will directly supply into Ghana’s electrical grid for 10 years. This agreement will be a significant contribution to Ghana’s electricity supply and industry. The Powership ...

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Gov’t scrutinised AMERI power deal – Power Ministry

The Power Ministry has discounted claims that it did not properly scrutinize the AMERI Energy power project before signing onto it.Sections of the Norwegian media have reported that neither the power company nor government did due diligence on the project which has resulted in some fraudulent transactions. But the Public Relations Officer of Power Ministry, Mr. Edward Bawa discredited these ...

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Ghanaians to pay more for electricity consumption at night

Power Minister Dr. Kwabena Donkow says his ministry is exploring a new electricity tariff regime that will see Ghanaians pay more for power consumed during peak periods. That, he explained, aims at discouraging consumers to cut down on their consumption during peak periods, which runs from between 6:00PM and 11:00PM. He said the ministry is advocating “a differentiation in tariff…where ...

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It is impossible to end ‘dumsor’ next week

The Communications Minister Dr Omane Boamah says it is impossible for the current load shedding to end by next week. His comment is a palpable contradiction of an assurance by the Power Minister Dr Kwabena Donkor that given the measures put in place dumsor will end by next week. Speaking on TV3’s Hot Issues programme, the sector Minister who has promised ...

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Dumsor to ease: AMERI power connected to national grid

The current load shedding exercise is expected to ease following the completion of work on the African Middle East Investment (AMERI) Power Plant. The Ghana Gas Company upon a request from the Volta River Authority (VRA) shut down its facility at Atuabo on November 23 to allow the AMERI Power Plant, to be connected to the supply of gas from ...

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