General News of Sunday, 7 April 2013
Source: Joy Online
President John Mahama has announced that the current load shedding will see significant improvement starting Sunday.
The President, who was addressing a National Thanks Giving Service at the Black Star Square in Accra Sunday, said the current load shedding exercise, which has locally been christened the ‘dum-so-dum-so’ phenomenon will see an end soon.
“I am happy to announce that from today [Sunday], there will be no off peak load shedding,” he declared.
President Mahama explained that, “off peak means when it is not the peak of use of electricity that is often during the day and at peak hours, load shedding will be limited to 80 megawatts only.”
According to the President, the country started the load shedding programme with a deficit of more than 250 megawatts and “we have been working round the clock to narrow this gap in terms of our power generation and I’m happy to say that we have narrowed it currently to a load shedding of 80 megawatts.”
“I’m certain that by the end of this month we would have overcome this challenge and Ghana will never see this kind of darkness again,” he assured.