Nigeria has not cut gas supply to Ghana – Energy Ministry


Communications Consultant to the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Edward Bawa has denied reports that Nigeria has cut gas supply to Ghana.

In an interview with Myjoyonline.com Mr Bawa said Ghana’s power plants were running on gas supplied from Nigeria.

When he was asked the last time Ghana received supply from Nigeria he said there was supply yesterday and early this morning.

He however added that a plant at the West African Gas Pipeline Company had developed a fault early this morning but will be repaired within an hour.

He was emphatic however, that Nigeria has not cut gas supply to Ghana.

Mr Bawa’s response follow reports that Nigeria has cut gas supply to Ghana.

Ghana is said to be indebted to Nigeria Gas of some $100 million.

The New Patriotic Party’s running mate for the 2016 elections Dr Mahamudu Bawumia disclosed during Central University College’s distinguished speaker series a fortnight ago that the current power crisis the country is plagued with is partly due to government’s failure to settle a $100 million debt it owes Nigeria Gas.

 “Nigeria Gas is, therefore, dragging its feet with regards to the supply of gas while this amount is unpaid,” Dr Bawumia stated.

“Ultimately, the dumsor problem is more of a financial problem than a technical one,” he suggested.

Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Naa Sakwaba Akwa | [email protected]


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