There is enough gas to prevent dumsor as routine maintenance at Atuabo is still ongoing-Ghana Gas
The Ghana National Gas Company Limited (GNGCL) has insisted that its routine maintenance of machines and equipment at its Gas Processing Station at Atuabo in the Western Region will not take Ghana back to dumsor.
Addressing a press conference, the Head of Corporate Communications for GNGCL, Ernest Owusu Bempah, indicated that the routine maintenance work would help improve the delivery of power.
“So how a section of the public feels that when we off the Atuabo Gas Plant then the nation returns to having power outages, this cannot be true. I have stated that there is a system in place which gives us the opportunity to have Gas from ENI, that’s a combination of Atuabo, ENI and an additional one which gives us extra gas to generate electricity for Ghanaians.
“Therefore, despite the fact that we have off the Atuabo Gas Plant, as I am talking to you there is still gas that would not bring any challenge to Ghanaians with respect to power generation.”
In October this year, the Ghana National Gas Compan shut down its processing plant to Atuabo to allow for routine engineering and maintenance works.
However, the date for the routine work to end has elapsed with some Ghanaians speculating that we could return to the dumsor.
But the PRO says the situation will not result in dumsor as speculated.
“Under no circumstance will anybody sit down and think that the processing plant is just there and it has to be there without consistent maintenance culture. It is very important that any other day the processing plant can be shut down because of consistent maintenance protocols that we need to follow, he said.