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Dumsor is now a thing of the past – Amewu

Ghana’s recent intermittent power outages, popularly known as ‘Dumsor’ is over, the Minister of Energy, John-Peter Amewu, has said.

His comments come on the back of the completion of a cleaning exercise on the West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited’s (WAPCo).

An inspection of its 20 feet offshore pipeline from Badagry in Nigeria to Takoradi in Ghana was also carried out.

Cleaning and inspection exercises triggered power outages following the shutdown of WAPCo’s pipeline.

But addressing the media, John Peter Amewu, reiterated government’s commitment to providing constant power supply.

“We admit there were interruptions, but we managed it. I am happy to announce that the cleaning exercise is completed, and we have resumed gas flow. I can assure you that a lot of measures have been put in place for a stable supply of power. We have sufficient generation power and we have sufficient finances to back it. Dumsor is a thing of the past.”

WAPCo, in a statement, gave the assurance that with the completion of the cleaning exercise, it was better positioned to deliver quality service.

“With the completion of the pipeline cleaning and inspection exercise, WAPCo is better positioned to offer reliable and improved service to its customers in Ghana, Togo, and Benin in their effort to provide greater access to affordable and reliable power for economic growth,” it said.

WAPCO to resume gas supply to Ghana after successful cleanup exercise

 

WAPCo offshore pipeline embarks on cleanup and inspection exercise

 

Load shedding 

Ghana’s most recent epileptic power supply started in 2012 and lasted for almost four years, crippling businesses and putting homes in darkness, but several interventions by the government ended the crisis in 2016. Before that similar crisis has been recorded in the 1980s, 1998 and  2007.

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