Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Energy Minister

On Sunday,16th May, 2021 in a Accra, the Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh in a media meeting dubbed; “Ensuring Reliable and Affordable Power within the Energy Sector” said the government since 2019 has saved the nation US$1.426 billion for  deferment of three emergency Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) of Early Power Plant, Jacobsen Power Plant and Rotan Power Plant.

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This was due to the government prudent and rationalisation of the 40 PPAs signed by the formal adminstration under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government headed by Ex-President John Dramani Mahama when the country was bedeviled with power outages popularly known as ‘dumsor’.

Additionally, the ruling government saves the nation US$445 million annually in the power sector because of prudent management of the energy sector, he added.

He spoke also on the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP), Kasoa BSP WORK.”Ongoing works at the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP), Kasoa BSP, plans to ensure payment of affordable electricity tariffs, status of load shedding in eastern parts of Accra and key government policies and programmes on the energy sector”, he said.

 

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