There is no load shedding throughout the country-Energy Minister

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There is no load shedding throughout the country, neither has there been an attempt to carry out one, says the Ministry of Energy.

The Ministry said the power outages were carried out to aid the contractors in tying their works into the existing transmission lines.

The Ministry said this in reaction to a press conference anchored by the minority in parliament last Wednesday. “It is, therefore, false to claim, as the Minority in Parliament has, that political pressure has been brought to bear on the publishing of a load shedding timetable.”

During the press conference last Wednesday, the Ranking Member on the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, Mr John Jinapor, the government stopped the Ghana Grid company from publishing a planned load shedding time table for the country. 

“What is even more disturbing is despite confirmation from GRIDCo a couple of weeks ago that the country will continue to experience these power outages into the foreseeable future for which reason they promised to publish a load management schedule,the anticipated schedule has since been put on hold due to political pressure from the Executive.”

He further urged the government to come clean on the cause of the power challenges.

But the Energy Ministry responded in a statement that some of the ongoing projects in Accra and Kasoa for example, needed to outages for some days.

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