Ghana to add 845 MW to its national grid – Terkper

According to Mr. Terkper, President Mahama has “made the necessary investment to end our power crises.”

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Finance Minister, Seth Terkper has announced that Ghana is expected to add 845 Megawatts of power to its national grid by the close of 2015.He made this known during a presentation of the 2016 budget and economic policy statement of the government in Parliament.

According to Mr. Terkper, President Mahama has “made the necessary investment to end our power crises.”Ghana is currently facing an erratic power supply which is taking a toll on businesses.

Earlier, Ghana had contracted Karpowership to build two power barges, with one expected to arrive in the country by next week.

Government had initially promised the two facilities would come in the first quarter of 2015.

The two barges are expected to supply the country with additional 450 megawatts of power.

President John Mahama earlier in the year, said he would hold Dr Kwabena Donkor to his word.

“I will hold the minister to his publicly stated commitment to resolve the electricity supply deficit by the end of this year,” Mahama said.

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