John Mahama, the president of Ghana, says the intermittent power cuts Ghana is experiencing is because of the delays in taking delivery of crude oil from Nigeria to power thermal plants due to activities of Niger Delta militants.
Mahama said this on Wednesday during eid-el-fitr speech at a ceremony.
Ghana has been experiencing a massive short fall in electricity production in recent times causing individuals and companies to complain.
With the resurgence of militancy in the Niger Delta region and militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, blowing up oil facilities and causing disruption in oil production, Nigeria’s oil production has been destabilised.
According to Mahama, this is the reason Ghana’s electricity supply has taken a dip.
“We have recently suffered some generational problems. I held a stakeholders’ meeting with all those involved in the power sector. Because of sabotage in Nigeria on the terminals, crude oil that we ordered last month has not arrived; and so, it has created some generational problem for us,” said Mahama.
He, however, assured Ghanaians that things will be normalised.
“We are taking steps every day to ensure that Ghana has security when it comes to power,” he said.