Fix ‘dumsor’; don’t blame it on ‘damaged’ power installations – IES to gov’t

The Institute of Energy Security (IES), has accused the Energy Ministry of seeking to create a false impression over the destruction of some power installations within the Tema enclave.

According to the Institute, the pipeline that was nearly torched in Tema, was filled with water and not gas, hence the suggestion that its destruction could affect power supply is inaccurate.

Last Monday, the Energy Ministry, said the Police had begun investigating an incident where some persons suspected to be arsonists torched some gas pipelines within the Tema enclave.

The Security department of the Ghana Grid Company in response to these two cases of damage to the power installations, threatened they will be forced to shoot to kill individuals found committing such offenses.

But IES in a statement wants the Ministry to render an unqualified apology to the people of Ghana.

The statement is also asking the Ministry to provide proof of its claim that the recent developments are as a result of the activities of political saboteurs who are masterminding to impede government’s attempts to address the power cuts.

Source: Fiilafmonline/Citi


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