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Gov’t extends Karpower deal by 10 years

Citi News can confirm that government has extended the controversial Karpower deal from ten to twenty years. The deal with the independent power producer which was contracted by the then Mahama government to address the nation’s power crisis at the time, was criticized by the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who were in opposition at the time. [contextly_sidebar id=”pHldw0c9GZNyBqUYcxCOidF3glPf6Z3U”]They had argued ...

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Mutawakilu slams Nana Addo over tariff reduction announcement

The Minority Spokesperson on Energy, Adams Mutawakilu, has accused the government of usurping the powers of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission [PURC], by announcing a 14 percent average reduction in electricity tariffs for non-residential users in the country. The announment was made by President Nana Akufo-Addo, but Mr. Mutawakilu contends that “announcing the reduction when PURC hasn’t even done the major tariff review is taking over ...

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Energy ministry embarks on gender mainstreaming tour of SHSs

The Local Content Unit in the Petroleum Directorate of the Ministry of Energy, is embarking on a gender mainstreaming tour of some selected Senior High  Schools (SHS) across the country. This is to sensitize students on the fundamentals of Ghana’s Energy sector with key focus on the petroleum industry. In all, 12 senior high schools will be visited by the ...

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Energy ministry seeks new safe LPG distribution policy

The Minister for Energy, Boakye Agyarko, has indicated that, the ministry is working on a policy that will ensure the safe distribution of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in the country. This according to him, is part of government’s attempt to prevent fuel related accidents that have hit the country. [contextly_sidebar id=”4zqjV06Be5nt3BSx8UBWJguGUuWF0Gfz”]Speaking at the Luncheon Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce (Ghana), ...

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Energy Minister targets waste to energy initiatives by 2019

Mr. Boakye Agyarko, the Minister of Energy, has stated government’s desire to ensure that Ghana develops legally and socially binding commitments to start the treatment of human excreta and other forms of waste by 2019 to boost the country’s energy needs. Mr. Agyarko said this would address the country’s huge sanitation and health problems, as well as create thousands of sustainable ...

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Energy Ministry to begin regular power briefings

In a bid to ensure transparency, the Energy Ministry will be instituting regular briefings on the country’s energy situation to update Ghanaians on the management of the power sector. These briefings will outline the challenges, if any, confronting the power sector, but will also announce plans and solutions to resolve them. [contextly_sidebar id=”16pukOoKhXBZVLnLy0LOWat0Pg9OGZyt”]Speaking on Eyewitness News, the Technical Adviser at the ...

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Boakye Agyarko deserves Energy Ministry role – Brother

The Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko has expressed absolute confidence in his brother, Boakye Agyarko to deliver exceptionally in the energy sector. Boakye Agyarko was named Energy Minister-nominee by President Akufo-Addo last week. While announcing his position, Akufo-Addo described Boakye Agyarko as a man with enormous experience in energy sector contracts. Speaking to Citi News, ...

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Akufo-Addo merges Energy and power ministries

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced a merger of the Ministries of Energy and Petroleum and Power. Nana Addo made the announcement on Tuesday when he presented the first list of his ministerial appointments of thirteen (13) people, and named Boakye Agyarko as minister designate for the merged Ministry of Energy. The President said having one individual to have ...

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