Load shedding extends to Ghana’s industrial zones next week

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Ghana's Energy Ministry has given notice that the ongoing load

shedding will be extended to all industrial zones across the country

next Monday, December 1, 2014.

It expected to continue till the end of the year.

This latest development in the country's severe power rationing

exercise, according to a document intercepted by Myjoyonline.com, is

in response to Ghana's worsening power supply challenges.

It is also to mitigate the impact of the frequent power outages

experienced by companies located outside the industrial zones.

The document further indicates that prospects for Ghana's power

supply, for the rest of the year, looks bleak.

The load shedding exercise to Ghana's industrial zones would have

begun last Monday if not for the intervention of the Association of

Ghana Industries (AGI).

A source at AGI told Myjoyonline.com the association has held

meetings with the Energy Ministry where it was agreed that the load

shedding exercise should start next week to allow the industries to

make the necessary preparations.

The AGI had been pushing for exclusion of industries and businesses

from the ongoing load shedding exercise due to rising production cost.

A load shedding schedule for Industrial zones, steel companies and the

mines is expected to published soon to guide work and production


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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