President John Mahama has dispatched Energy Minister, Kofi Armah Buah to Nigeria to meet the management of the West African Gas Pipeline Company over the shortfall in the supply of gas from Nigeria.
The recent erratic power supply in Ghana, according the power providers is as a result of reduction in the supply of gas from Nigeria among other factors.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is expected to announce a timetable for a load shedding exercise this week.
Briefing a gathering of the Ghanaian clergy at the Flagstaff House on Monday, President Mahama indicated that government is concerned about the issue of power supply, hence his decision to send the Energy Minster to Nigeria to sort the matter out.
He explained that Ghana is short of 270 megawatts of power generation due to the shutdown of Asogli power plant and the Mines Reserve Plant which has led to the “emergency load management.”
The President expressed the hope that the situation will soon be resolved.
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana