Ghana Power Crisis: Gov’t in Search of Solution to Renewed Power Crisis

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Government is currently in search of an alternative source of crude oil to run the country’s power plants as supply from Nigeria has seized, Deputy Energy Minister John Jinapor has revealed.

According to John Jinapor a disruption in supply of crude oil from Nigeria, due to acts of vandalism carried out on the West African partner’s oil lines, is the main reason for the current disruptions in power supply in the country lately.

“We are having some problems with even crude supply that we have paid for [Nigeria] they have not been able to deliver the crude,” he told Joy Fm.

Over the weekend many parts of the capital, Accra, experienced outages for hours.

The Aboadze thermal enclave had to shed about 300 Megawatts of power last weekend due to the disruption in the supply of crude oil and  a mechanical fault on one of the thermal plants in the Aboadze enclave resulted in the shedding of more than 300 megawatts of electricity.

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