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Ghana blames Nigeria for three weeks power outage

THE Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), on Thursday, June 13, said the three-week power outage experienced in the country resulted from Nigeria’s reduction of gas supply to the nation.

A statement issued by the ECG via X said maintenance work by a Nigerian gas supplier firm to its facility caused the power outages in various parts of the country, reducing Ghana’s power generation and forcing load shedding which started on Wednesday, June 12.

“Due to a reduction in gas supply from Nigeria since yesterday, Wednesday, 12th June 2024, some areas across the country have experienced an interruption in power supply.

“The reduction in gas supply was due to maintenance works being undertaken by a gas supplier in Nigeria and is projected to last three weeks,” the statement read in parts.

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    Meanwhile, the West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) announced a decrease in gas flows due to a Nigerian producer ceasing operations to repair its facility, which affected gas transportation to Ghana, Togo, and Benin.

    The WAPCo, however, assured the public that normalcy would return after the maintenance while they work with other power sector stakeholders to optimise resources and minimise the impact of the interruption on the public.

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    “The current situation is entirely out of WAPCo’s control. We expect normalcy to return after the maintenance activities,” the statement added.

    Over the years, Ghana has been experiencing power shortages, known locally as ‘dumsor,’ meaning on and off in the Akan language, following rapid urbanisation and population growth.

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