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Energy Committee meets power sector stakeholders on Saturday

General News
John Jinapor , MP for Yapei-Kusawgu Constituency

The Energy Committee of Parliament has arranged a comprehensive meeting involving all major stakeholders in the power supply chain to address the recent challenges in power supply, which have led to unannounced load shedding across the country.

Scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2024, the meeting will bring together entities such as the Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Volta River Authority (VRA), Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Bui Power Authority, Northern Electricity Development Company, Ghana Gas Company Limited, and the Ministry of Energy, among others.

Mr John Abu Jinapor, the Ranking Member of the Energy Committee, clarified that the primary objective of the meeting is to gain firsthand insights into the issues affecting the country's power generation mix.

He emphasized that the meeting is not intended to assign blame but rather to collaboratively identify lasting solutions to the recurring challenge, colloquially known as "dumsor".

Mr Jinapor underscored the authority of the committee, likening it to a High Court, and warned stakeholders against providing false information, as such actions could lead to charges of perjury.

"As a committee vested with the powers akin to those of a High Court, individuals found to be dishonest may face legal consequences," he cautioned.

Expressing the committee's commitment to addressing the significant impact of power challenges on businesses and citizens, Mr Jinapor disclosed these insights during an interview with Joy FM, an Accra-based radio station, on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Source: Mensah