Mahama deserves credit for indigenous gas utilisation – Buah

Christopher Arko, GNA

Accra, Dec.10 GNA –
Previous President John justifies each individual history for fuel utilisation
and its affiliated discounts and not President Nana Akufo-Addo, Mr Emmanuel
Armah-Kofi Buah, previous Minister of Power has stated.

According to him ENI
job and the 450 megawatts Karpowership have been element of the legacy jobs of
previous President Mahama and the Govt of the Countrywide Democratic Congress
(NDC), which the President Akufo-Addo led Administration ought to acknowledge.

Mr Armah-Kofi Buah
reported this all through an interaction with the media at Parliament Residence in

President Nana
Akufo-Addo on December 7, 2019 turned on the valves for the use of natural gasoline
from the ENI-OCTP fields to permit the 450 megawatts Karpowership to use lean
fuel rather of weighty oil fuel (HFO).

In his speech, the
President gave a list of the gains of gas and how the swap of the
Karpowership to pure gas, would conserve electricity buyers an quantity of US$170.5
million per yr and a projected quantity of US$1.2 billion around the remaining
phrases by way of lessened electrical power costs to shoppers.

Mr Armah-Kofi Buah
described that previous President Mahama all through his time in place of work led a historic
effort and hard work to deliver the job on stream and it was element of a comprehensive effort and hard work
to address Ghana’s strength worries and tackle fuel safety for the thermal

He reported following the
productive completion of the Atuabo gas venture, the upcoming work was the ENI’s
OCTP project to utilise the related and non-connected Sankofa gasoline.

He mentioned the challenge
represented video game-changer in the country’s fuel-to electricity ambitions with about 45,000
barrels oil for each working day (bopd) and 180 mmscf of gasoline, more than enough to create 1,000MW of
electrical power day-to-day.

Mr Armah-Kofi Buah
reported in advance of the NDC remaining place of work they initiated processes to interconnect the
Ghana Normal Fuel Transmission method with the West African Gasoline Pipeline method
component of the broader extended term vision to make certain a sustainable and dependable
supply of gas.

“This is to allow a
reverse move of fuel from the West (Takoradi) to the East to provide electric power crops
in the Tema enclave.”

He claimed the
initiative received cupboard acceptance ahead of NDC still left business, and that was so
vital to making sure that the ENI fuel was not stranded.

The Govt of
the New Patriotic Get together, Mr Buah, claimed unsuccessful to prioritise this job. 

He mentioned the NDC governing administration
commenced the system of relocating the 450MW Karpowership Badge to Takoradi to
replace the 230MW ship in Tema to off-get component of the gasoline.

“Unfortunately, it
took this administration three extended decades of inertia and procrastination
resulting in the hold off of the relocation of the Karpowership to the Sekondi
Naval foundation.

“This is the cause
why the ENI was stranded and resulted in a large charge to the Ghanaian tax
payer,” former Energy Minister mentioned.


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