The Communications Director of Volta River Authority (VRA) Gertrude Koomson has assured that power will stabilise this weekend.
She said they have bought crude oil to fuel their machines and that Ghanaians will not experience ‘Dumsor’ during the weekend.
Ghanaians have been experiencing intense Dumsor for some months now, but the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has refused to release the timetable for load shedding to help consumers plan their daily activities.
But speaking with Kasapa Fm’s Akwasi Nsiah, Communications Director of VRA said they started cleaning their machines on Monday, assuring to fuel all their machines with crude oil in the coming days.
‘By weekend, power will stabilized because we now have crude oil. We believe that by the weekend our power should improve, Akosombo dam is picking up. Finance minister Seth Terkper also assured yesterday on the floor of parliament that negotiations are on going between government, stakeholders and banks,’ she assured.
He attributed the erratic power supply to the low level of water at the Akosombo dam.
‘We are facing problems with Akosombo dam due to scarcity of rain water, as I talk to you now, the water level is low, we are only producing half of power, out of the six turbines, we now operate only four,at peak time we work between three and four turbines, the thermals at Tema, Asogli where we generate gas from West Africa pipelines, Nigeria gas, they are not able to operate because they lack gas due to some vandalism that occurred there, and due to the debt we owe them, they are unable to supply us gas,’ she explained.
She urged Ghanaians to exercise restraint as they work around the clock to improve on power.
‘There are lots of issues with the power system, even if we load/overload the machines, the power can trip off, ‘ she said.
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9fm/Leticia Osei