Players in the energy sector value chain held a crunch meeting on Saturday to discuss the erratic power supply in the country.
Convened by the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, the meeting was attended by representatives from the Ministries of Finance and Energy, the Electricity Company of Ghana, the
Ghana Grid Company, the Volta River Authority, the Bui Power Authority, the Northern Electricity Development Company, and Independent Power Producers.
Speaking with the media after the closed-door meeting, chairman of the Mines and Energy Committee and MP for Akyem Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea, said they had listened to all the stakeholders, form a better grasp of the issues bedeviling the sector and the next step for the committee is to
ensure that the outages do not become a permanent feature going forward.
According to the MP for Akyem Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea, Ghanaians deserve to know when power will be available so that they can plan their lives around the timetable.
He added that power outages mean there are problems that need to be solved.

The Managing Director of the ECG, Mr. Samuel Dubik Mahama, who was at the meeting, said the electricity company is doing its best just to keep the lights on. He maintained that there is no load shedding in the country. The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) believes the current power outages, commonly referred to as “dumsor,” occurring in the country do not merit a load-shedding timetable.
In a communiqué, ECG stated that some 630 of its overloaded transformers were to blame for the power cuts and these transformers are being addressed.

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