March 1, 2024

The Minority on the Committee on Mines and Energy has taken swipe at the ruling government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and revealed that the power sector of Ghana is collapsing per their investigation carried out.

According to John Abduli Jinapor addressing the media in Parliament on Thursday, February 29, 2024 noted that since February 2, 2024 there has been persistent and consistent load shedding by the generation companies and it is getting worse by the day.
He asserts that even the very day President Nana Akufo Addo came to Parliament to give his State of the Nation Address on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, “that very moment the utility companies were shedding load.”

He emphasized that there was five hundred and thirty megawatt deficit of power resulting in cutting off power to our neighbouring countries including Ivory Coast, Togo, Burkina Faso as there was some massive darkness on Wednesday and today midnight there would be load sharing.

“Our investigation indicate that some of the thermal plants are down; Tarko is down TICo is down so they are not generating enough power. More importantly, there is lack of fuel in the system because of financial constraints.

Mr. Jinapor affirmed that the government has not been able to purchase enough fuel to fire some of our thermal plants resulting in the load shedding that we have now; adding that one month of load shedding is more than enough.

The development, he said is continuous and persistent as such they believe it is about time those handling the power sector informed the people of Ghana so that they can plan ahead of time.

“This denial can no longer hold; the government should do the needful by telling Ghanaians the truth and find money to buy the fuel to fire the plants”, he emphasized.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/