The Institute of Energy Security (IES) has warned of an imminent disruption in power supply during this season of coronavirus pandemic.
The Institutes has therefore advised the government to adequately resource electricity service providers in order to prevent the catastrophe.
Research and Policy Analyst at the Institute, Raymond Nuworkpor, in reaction to the president’s promise to provide a reduced electricity tariff to Ghanaians said that there could be chaos if the government fails to pay up the said amount to the service providers on time.
In an interview with a section of the media monitored by My News Ghana, he said;
“For this policy to come to effect, the government must first make available resource funding to the three entities in the supply chain so that they will be to give us consistent power, but unfortunately, we don’t know whether funds have been made available to them and that’s the problem now because even before the president made the announcement, we understood that, the IPP’s and the rest were unable to get gas supply from Nigeria because of liquidity challenges and Jubilee [eld] too is unable to produce enough gas to power our thermal plants so if the government doesn’t make funds available to these entities, it will be difficult.”