by Akan Ido
The power rationing in Ghana caused by a short-fall in its electricity generation capacity will likely continue till October according to the country’s energy minister, Joe Oteng Adjei.
The minister confirmed that Ghana’s power sector is experiencing mounting challenges with generation, transmission, and distribution, and announced palliatives to minimize its effect on end-users.
According to the minister, the reduction in power generation was occasioned by the damage to the West African Gas Pipelines Company (WAPCO) facility in Lome, Togo and the closure of one of the nation’s main power plants, Sunon Asogli Power Plants.
These challenges resulted in the load-shedding exercise undertaken by the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) which has triggered regular power cuts.
The Ghanaian power generation has dropped by 300MW in the past few months disrupting its once regular supply of power to consumers.
That feeling you get when you know you’re not alone.