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Is Dumsor over? VRA takes delivery of 440 barrels of fuel

The VRA has taken delivery of as much as 400,000 barrels of  light crude oil to be used to power thermal plants in the Aboadze Power Enclave, restoring power supply to the  country.

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Supply of Light Crude Oil from Sahara Energy in Nigeria to the Volta River Authority has resumed.

The VRA has taken delivery of as much as 400,000 barrels of  light crude oil to be used to power thermal plants in the Aboadze Power Enclave, restoring power supply to the  country.

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Parts of the country has had to experience erratic power supply for the past four weeks due to the shortage of fuel supply from Nigeria,  coupled with intermittent challenges with the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah culminating in a drop in the production of  natural gas and onward supply to the Ghana National Gas Company.

READ MORE: Ghana's Energy Crisis: Dumsor officially back; ECG to release timetable

Addressing the media on the latest development, Deputy Minister of Power, John Jinapor said, “Supply of light crude has resumed and we have taken delivery of 400,000 barrels  so far,  with 550,000 barrels  set to follow next week  for the Tema Power Enclave.”

Country Director of Sahara Energy , Mr Tosin Etoni, said “the second vessel  loaded on Sunday and is  expected to arrive in Ghana by the weekend.”

Mr Etoni said the delay in the supply of crude oil was an unfortunate situation which was beyond the capacity of the company to deal with immediately.

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He assured Ghanaians that all steps are being taken to ensure that the situation does not happen again.

The renewed supply of light crude is expected to add 450 MW of power to the national grid.

In view of this, there will be no need for a load-shedding timetable, or a load-shedding exercise.

The Power Minister in the past week, has attracted intense criticism for failing to declare a load-shedding timetable in the face of intermittent power outages

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