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Electrician to contest December polls to solve dumsor

September 14, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

A 41-year-old electrician has picked nomination forms to contest the upcoming general elections on December 7, 2016 as an independent candidate. Mr. Lawrence Jamil Nkutia from Mafi Akramado in the Volta region said he has the magic wand to solve the energy crisis known in local parlance as dumsor. The electrician disclosed this after picking […]

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No ‘dumsor’ despite shutdown of Atuabo Gas- Jinapor

September 2, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The Deputy Minister of Power, John Jinapor, has assured of stable power to electricity consumers despite maintenance exercise being carried out by the Ghana Gas company on the Atuabo Gas Plant. This is a sharp turn from earlier assertions he made that the country may experience load shedding, popularly called ‘dumsor’ due to the maintenance […]

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Dumsor will soon vanish from our vocabulary – Terkper

August 5, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

“Dumsor,” the term most people use to describe the erratic power supply that has hit the country in recent years, will soon vanish from the Ghanaian vocabulary, the acting Minister of Power, Mr Seth Terkper, has said. He said the ministry and its agencies were spending sleepless nights to ensure that the disruption in power […]

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No need for timetable; dumsor temporary – PURC

July 26, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC), has said the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) cannot release a load shedding timetable because the current erratic power supply is just a temporary problem. The PURC’s announcement comes on the back of mounting pressure from the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), residents and civil society groups, asking […]

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Dumsor: CPP demands load-shedding timetable

July 26, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has reiterated calls for a load-shedding timetable in light of recent, consistent power cuts in many parts of the country. According to the CPP, it was necessary for the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to publish a schedule to enable Ghanaians incorporate it into their daily activities. “It would be […]

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$953m plant deal not in the interest of Ghana – Isaac Asiamah

July 26, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

A Member of Parliament’s Energy and Mines Committee says the controversial $953 million power plant deal government intend signing is not in the interest of the nation. Isaac Asiamah says details of the deal contained in the document points to an attempt by government to short-change Ghanaians. “We are disturbed and for some of us […]

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Dumsor to ease by close of Monday – VRA

July 26, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has promised that the renewed challenges facing the nation’s power sector will ease by the close of business Monday. Head of Corporate Communication at VRA, Gertrude Koomson, says Ghanaians should be experiencing stable power supply in the coming days because the Authority has been able to power two of the […]

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Mahama okays new $953M 400MW power deal

July 25, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

The Mahama administration is set to stampede yet another questionable power deal through Ghana’s Parliament at the expense of already overburdened power consumers. The deal, currently before the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, appears to be another desperate attempt by the government to contain Ghana’s ever biting power crisis which, according to analysts, continues […]

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Dumsor hits Parliament; MPs abandon House

July 22, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

Ghana’s Members of Parliament were Wednesday afternoon forced to suspend sitting after the country’s crippling power challenges hit the House. The main chamber of Parliament was plunged into total darkness leaving MPs loiterring about waiting for power to be restored to the House. The lights went off at 11:50am Wednesday during a deliberation on a […]

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I haven’t begged ‘experts’ to help solve ‘dumsor’ – Jinapor

July 22, 2016, Author: Deborah Acquah

Deputy Energy Minister John Jinapor has denied media reports suggesting that he has appealed to energy experts in the country to help government resolve the energy crisis that has afflicted the nation. According to him, the said report creates the impression that government has run out of ideas in resolving the crisis, locally known as […]

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