The aspiring member of Parliament for Dormaa East, Paul Apraku Twum Barimah has described the role played by President Akufo in the energy sector with regard to the huge financial support given the Electricity company of Ghana to ensure that it provides efficient and sustainable electricity supply to the people of Ghana and beyond as the mark of a competent and visionary leader who is committed to promoting and improving the livelihood of Ghanaians.
Speaking in an exclusive interview , Mr Twum Barimah who is also an energy expert with experience in upstream and midstream oil and gas industry commended the president for ensuring that all debts owed ECG by government are paid. He further commended e president Akufo Addo for granting a whopping sum of US$ 130 million to ECG to purchase new operational equipment’s to replace the obsolete ones to enable it provide efficient , reliable and sustainable power in Ghana.
“I am telling you for a fact that the Akufo Addo government has “killed Dumsor “and totally eliminated it from our records. ECG has now been resources heavily in financial terms. The company which struggled to survive under the NDC administration is now performing to expectation. This attests to the fact that we have a competent, visionary and competent leader as President Akufo Addo running the affairs of this country. The Next four years of President Akufo Addo’s administration will see a continuation of good governance, stable and ever improved power delivery that will sustain and promote economic growth. Electricity will continue to be on 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year without any artificial interruption. So we are all support the 4more for Nana Agenda to victory on 7th December” he stated
The president last month released $130 million for the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to replace all obsolete equipment within its line of operation. This is expected to add value, transform power faster, reduce losses and make power cheaper for consumers. The ECG has been operating with obsolete equipment over the past 30 years.
There are several pieces of equipment of the ECG that are obsolete and these have been in existence for the past 30 years. The challenges of the energy sector are not about adding more kilowatts but ensuring efficiency and good management and maintaining what is already there.
Besides, Government has been able to renegotiate the pricing of gas from the country’s oil fields from $8.8 to $6.08 and reduced that of Jubilee Gas, in particular, from $3 to zero. Government has procured 12 million energy-saving bulbs to reduce the consumption of energy. Losses in power distribution is also expected to be reduced drastically by ensuring that the ECG and the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo) implement incentive-based loss reduction targets for all