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President Akufo-Addo Takes Action to Address ‘Dumsor’, Halts Electricity Export – Atta Akyea

President Akufo-Addo Takes Action to Address 'Dumsor', Halts Electricity Export - Atta Akyea

President Akufo-Addo has issued an order aimed at limiting the export of electricity to neighboring countries in light of the ongoing sporadic power outages, commonly referred to as ‘dumsor’.

Samuel Atta Akyea, Chairman of the Energy Committee of Parliament, revealed this development during an interview on JoyNews’ PM Express on Tuesday.

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During the program, Mr. Atta Akyea highlighted that the directive reflects the President’s prioritization of domestic energy needs over potential financial gains from exporting electricity.

He emphasized the President’s dedication to resolving the current instability in the country’s power supply.

“Rather than seeking profits abroad, the President is focused on addressing our national energy requirements,” he remarked.

Additionally, Mr. Atta Akyea, who also serves as the MP for Akim Abuakwa South, emphasized the importance of redirecting electricity generated for export back into the national grid to alleviate the ongoing power challenges.

Ghana has been facing unpredictable electricity supply in recent times, causing disruptions across various sectors and inconveniences for consumers.

Meanwhile, Ghana exports power to neighboring countries such as Togo, Benin, and Burkina Faso. Consequently, the government’s decision to limit electricity exports represents an initial measure to mitigate the impact of the power crisis on the nation’s economy and its citizens.

As per Mr. Atta Akyea’s remarks, the directive is expected to be promptly enforced, with immediate actions to reroute electricity intended for export back into the national grid.

“We cannot afford to prioritize making profits abroad while our national economy suffers. Therefore, for the time being, any excess electricity will be redirected to the national grid to ensure uninterrupted power supply,” he explained during the interview with host Evans Mensah.

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