Industrial hub receives 30% increment in power

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The industrial hub in the country effective today will receive an additional 30 percent increment in power supply.

The increase according to the Power Minister Kwabena Donkor is attributed to improvement in the electricity generation and distribution in the country.

A statement signed by head of Corporate Affairs at the Power Ministry, Johnson Sersah directed the load management committee to act immediately.

The statement further says that the ministry is monitoring development in the power sector and will announce further changes when necessary.

The country has over the past three years been enduring a crippling power crisis which has affected all facets of the country’s economy.

From six-hours-off, 18-hours-on load-shedding timetable, the power situation became worse prompting a 24-hours-off, 12-hours-on load shedding regime.

The Power Minister ordered a reduction in power supply to industrial and commercial zones in order to provide more power to the residential users of electricity.

It appears however that the power situation is stabilising. The Power Ministry hopes the situation will soon return to normal.

The following is the full statement from the Power Ministry.


The Minister of Power, Dr. Kwabena Donkor has directed the Load Management Committee to further increase power supply to the Industrial sector in the country by 30 Megawatts with immediate effect.

The Minister’s directive means that the 100 Megawatts being shed currently for Industry has been reduced to 70 Megawatts.

A statement issued in Accra today, attributed the increase in power supply to an improvement in the electricity generation and distribution in the country.

The statement said the Ministry of Power will continue to monitor developments in the sector and will announce further changes as and when necessary.

It would be recalled that on September 1, 2015, the Minister issued a similar directive to the Load Management Committee to reduce the 130 Megawatts load being shed for Industry to 100 Megawatts.

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

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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