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Sankofa gas Mahama reiterates vision to make Ghana net exporter of power

Addressing the maiden congregation of the University of Energy and Natural Resources in Sunyani last Saturday, President John Mahama also said the commencement of the Sankofa gas is expected to generate some 1.5 trillion cubic feet gas which is capable of supplying the country 1000 megawatts of power for the next 20 years.

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President John Mahama has reiterated his vision to make Ghana a net exporter of power by next year.

Addressing the maiden congregation of the University of Energy and Natural Resources in Sunyani last Saturday, President John Mahama also said the commencement of the Sankofa gas is expected to generate some 1.5 trillion cubic feet gas which is capable of supplying the country 1000 megawatts of power for the next 20 years.

"A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to cut a sod for the commencement of an onshore receiving facilities for Sankofa gas.... It is estimated at 1.5 trillion cubic feet. It is capable of supplying Ghana with 1000 megawatts of power for the next 20 years,” president Mahama said.

"Indeed, my vision is to make Ghana a net exporter of Power when the West Africa Regional electricity market becomes operational sometime next year," he stated.

President John Mahama also urged the University to search for solutions facing the country’s power supply.

He pleaded with the university to explore ways to harness a variety of energy resources and biofuels including nuclear energy to achieve a sustainable energy capacity for the nation.

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