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There is no dumsor in Ghana – Ghana Gas

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The Head of Corporate Communications at Ghana Gas Ernest Owusu Bempah has dismissed claims that some faulty compressors at the company’s installations at the Takoradi Regulatory and Metering Station (TRMS) are the reasons for the power generation deficits and outages being experienced in the country in recent times.

According to him, the report is a desperate attempt to impress on the minds of Ghanaians that the dreaded dumsor has resurfaced.

In a press briefing today, Mr. Owusu Bempah said the power outages being experienced in some parts of the country have nothing to do with Ghana Gas.

He stressed that the company’s work schedule of supplying gas to the Volta River Authority in the Aboadze Power Enclave has not been interrupted. He mentioned that the intermittent power outages being experienced is a result of some maintenance and upgrading of power distribution lines of the Ghana Grid Company Limited and the Electricity Company of Ghana.

“Ghana Gas has got nothing to do with what is going on. It is an activity of maintenance that is going on at the GRIDCO end of the power value chain. So, people should understand that gas is flowing consistently.

“We are doing more than enough for power generation, and we’ve done enough to ensure that power is stable in the country. It is not true and I will say that all our compressors are functioning. And we are working to make sure that we give Volta River Authority reliable gas supply for power production”

Mr. Owusu Bempah implored Ghanaians to disregard allegations that Ghana Gas is taken down by some technical challenges and unable to power turbines at VRA, hence the dumsor.

“There is nothing going on at dumsor as being propagated by some propagandist,” he intimated.

He encouraged the public to be assured of constant power supply despite the ongoing maintenance and upgrading works being executed by the GRIDCo, and its partners.

 Source:Starrfm.com.gh

 

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#FixTheCountry: Government succumbs to pressure, reduces fuel price by 8 pesewas

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The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has reduced the margin on the price of fuel by 8 pesewas per litre.

Following the implementation of the newly reviewed taxes on fuel, the margin on prices of petroleum products went up by 17 pesewas per litre.

But the NPA after a meeting with stakeholders in the industry reduced the 17 pesewas margin to 9 pesewas.

This is to take effect on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

“The 17 pesewas per litre increase in fuel margins previously announced by the NPA has been reduced to 9 pesewas per litre effective tomorrow, Wednesday, May 5, 2021”, the NPA said in a statement.

The government proposed a 5.7 per cent increment in prices of petrol and diesel as part of new levies it is imposing on Ghanaians.

Until the recent increment, figures from the pumps show that prices of petrol and diesel which were both selling at an average price of GHS 4.7 per litre in December 2020 to average an average of GHS 5.74 as of Mid-March 2021.

Currently, some Oil Marketing Companies (OMC) are displaying GHS 6.13 per litre of fuel at the pumps.

Fuel prices in the country have consistently seen a steady increase since the beginning of the year, sparking fears that consumers may end the year paying an all-time high rate per litre.

Source:ghbase.com

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MTN increases cost of data, talk time following 1% COVID levy

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Ghana’s largest telecommunication Network, MTN Ghana today April 30, has issued a statement to announce the increment cost of data and talk time following the implementation of the 1 percent COVID levy by the government.

The increment is said to take effect today Saturday 1st May 2021.

Statement from MTN Ghana reads;

“Scancom PLC (MTN Ghana) wishes to inform you that following the introduction of the COVID-19 Health Recovery Levy, which has resulted in a 1% increase in the National Health Insurance Levy, talk time and data charges have been adjusted to reflect the tax change.
“This takes effect from 1st May 2021,”
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