Power cuts in Ashanti, Northern regions to end soon – Energy Ministry


Cuts in electricity supply to the Ashanti and the Northern regions will soon be a thing of the past as the Energy Ministry is laying a pipe from the coastal part of the southern sector to the middle belt of the country to generate electricity.

The Energy Ministry says this will provide gas supply to the Ameri Power Plant to generate electricity to the above regions.

The Public Relations Officer for the Energy Ministry, Kwasi Obeng-Fosu, made the revelations in an interview on Onua TV.

“Ameri is being taken to the middle belt to generate electricity power to those in the Ashanti Region and the Northern Sector,” he explained.

Mr. Obeng-Fosu further said “we are laying a pipe from the coastal area to the middle belt which will pump gas from the coastal part of the nation to power the Ameri plant and that will end the inelastic power situation in the Ashanti Region and northern regions of the country”.

“Power generation is just like heating water in a kettle. If you heat water in a kettle and conveys it from one place to the other, by the time you get to the other destination, the heat in the power would have gone down. The same applies to generation of power”.

Mr. Obeng-Fosu explained that “all our power generation is done in Accra, Tema and Takoradi”.

“The heat will not be the same from Accra, Tema and Takoradi to Kumasi and the Northern sector. That is how transmission losses occur. The heat in the power will reduce by the time it gets to Ashanti and Northern regions, so there is the need to generate more power in the middle belt and that is exactly what the Ministry of Energy, led by the Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh is doing”.

He explained that currently, the project is almost completed as there are few kilometers left to reach the middle belt for Ameri Power Plant to start power generation.