There will be an interruption of power supply to some parts of the country beginning April 1 and will last for 14 days.

This is due to the Ghana Gas Company shutting down its Atuabo processing plant for thorough maintenance works.

It is believed that the shutdown will affect the gas supply to some power plants.

Director of communications with Ghana Gas, Ernest Owusu Bempah confirms the development and says the maintenance is necessary for maximum performance of the plant.

“The engineers thought it wise that we need to do some major maintenance hence the shutdown,” he stated.

He added that the good maintenance culture of the gas processing plants has helped to reduce the ‘dumsor’ situation in the country.

He, however, assured that other gas outlets would be operational so that there would be no gas shortage.

Meanwhile, the Energy Ministry has in a statement urged the Electricity Company of Ghana to publish a load-shedding programme for the yet-to-be-announced affected consumers.

The statement also added that, in order to manage the impact of the shutdown of the gas processing plant, government is procuring additional gas from Nigeria, Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) and Light Crude Oil (LCO) to complement available domestic gas for power generation.

The ministry further assured that they are in work with other stakeholders to ensure that the adverse effects of the maintenance exercise are mitigated.

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