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Akufo-Addo’s directive to stop exportation of electricity to Togo and Burkina Faso commendable – IPGG

The Independent Power Generators Ghana (IPGG) has praised President Akufo-Addo for his directive to the Volta River Authority to cease the exportation of electricity to neighboring nations such as Togo and Burkina Faso.

While acknowledging that this suspension may not entirely resolve the current energy crisis, the group emphasized that it will certainly offer some relief and stability within the domestic market.

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Samuel Atta Akyea, Chairman of the Energy Committee of Parliament, disclosed on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, that President Akufo-Addo has instructed the Volta River Authority (VRA) to reduce electricity exports to neighboring countries due to the ongoing intermittent power outages, commonly known as ‘dumsor’.

In a statement issued by Dr. Elikplim Kwabla Apetorgbor, CEO of IPGG, the group expressed satisfaction with the president’s decision.

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“We are pleased that H.E. the President, as reported by the Chairman of Parliament’s Committee on Energy, Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea, who also serves as the MP for Abuakwa South, has directed the VRA to suspend electricity exports to our neighbors.

“We are gladdened that H.E. President is reported by the Chairman of Parliament’s Committee on Energy, Hon. Samuel Atta Akyea, who doubles as the MP for Abuakwa South, as having ordered the VRA to suspend electricity export to our neighbours.

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“This action will go a long way in providing some respite and stability to the domestic market by increasing supply, even though it may not solve the power supply challenge entirely. It is thus important and appropriate to commend H.E. the president of the republic for prioritising the domestic market which I the right thinking to do at this critical moment,” the statement added. 

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