Energy crisis is due to poor maintenance culture – Energy policy analyst

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Energy policy analyst John Peter Amewu has expressed concern about the

country's poor maintenance culture, which he said has resulted in the

breaking down of two power generating plants at TICO and TACO.

Speaking in an interview with Joy News TV, John Amewu tasked

government to immediately make funds available to fix the two broken

down plants which could be helpful in addressing the current energy

short falls.

"We have not had any energy planning system to know at what point in

time a particular plant will be out of order or service to enable us

call on other plants, we also run our plants recklessly.

"Unfortunately, on top of it, government's lack of funding for the

agencies is also contributing to where we are today.''

The researcher also argued that the creation of the power ministry out

of the Energy Ministry was an admission that the sector minister, Mr

Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, failed in his duties and should have been


Reports from authorities of the Ghana National Gas Company indicate

that the two broken down power generating plants — TICO and TACO —

are frustrating their efforts to supply the country with an estimated

650 megawatts of power, which could go a long way in solving the power


Credit: Myjoyonline

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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