The police are investigating a suspected case of arson involving gas pipelines that convey fuel to power plants within the Tema enclave.
“Last night, some security men doing some regular checks along the pipelines that take one of the generating plants within the Tema enclave discovered that some persons had packed car tyres over some pipelines that were transmitting fuel to the generation plant and had torched these tyres”, Nana Damoah, the public relations officer of the Energy Ministry said on Monday, 8 April 2019.
“This is a very sad development for all of us”, Mr Damoah bemoaned in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM, adding: “It gets more confusing and it gets sadder that as we are facing challenges and working hard to get the people of Ghana out of the challenges that we are facing, there are some very determined persons who also wish that we will stay in the condition for a longer period”.
He said an investigation has been launched into the suspected sabotage and noted that the incident will not affect power supply.
This is the second case of sabotage against the power sector within a space of two weeks.
A pylon near the state-owned power aggregator, Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), was cut down a couple of weeks ago by suspected saboteurs.