The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) noted the current shortfall of electricity in Ghana is demolishing the economy.
James Asare-Adjei, AGI President, said the situation is very unfortunate and severely affecting the businesses to be established in the country.
According to Adjei,
“The situation is dire and officials of the Electricity Company of Ghana, Volta River Authority and Gridco must manage it, so we don’t kill businesses.”
Adjei asked exception for businesses, especially industrial enclaves like Tema and other industrial areas to be provided with continues power supply but there isn’t any negotiation with power companies over the issue.
He indicated that “even if we tell our businesses to manage the current situations by alternating production, it will not solve the problem.”
Ghana is struggling with unstable power sector, which is affecting throughout the country after shut down of four power plants while rest of the outlets are not enough to meet the demand. The main power companies including, ECG, VRA and Gridco are trying to overcome the issue but unable to fully deal with crisis.
Not only inside but also external elements are contributing to power sector crisis, for instance a recent strike call from workers of a Nigerian gas company that meets the demand of much needed gas in Ghana fears to worse current electricity situation.
Following the inconsistent supply of gas, the ECG says it is unable to designate the timetable of load shedding for homes as well as industries and the phenomenon striking industrial sector severely.
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