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General News of Fri, 17 Jul 201592

Dumsor will surely end by December - VRA

The Volta River Authority (VRA) believes that government’s promise of ensuring constant power supply by the end of the year is achievable.

The VRA says the promise by the Power Minister, Dr. Kwabena Donkor is achievable due to the measures being put in place.

The Head of Corporate Affairs at the VRA, Samuel Fletcher made the observation on Atinka FM on Friday.

Mr. Fletcher was throwing more light on the worsening power crisis the country is currently experiencing. He explained that the unavailability of fuel to operate the thermal plants at Aboadze was the problem.

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He said the current worsening situation will end very soon as measures are being put in place to normalize the situation.

On July 8, Tullow Oil Ghana announced an unplanned shutdown of its FPSO at the Jubilee field, rendering the Ghana Gas Processing Plant at Atuabo unproductive.

The situation has contributed to the intensity of the power crisis, increasing the power deficit from 400 to 600 megawatts.

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