Independent Power Generators, Ghana IPGG) has commended President Akufo-Addo for what it describes as his swift action on the suspension of energy export to Ghana’s neighbouring countries.

Chairman of the Energy Committee of Parliament, Samuel Atta Akyea, dsclosed on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, that President Akufo-Addo has directed the Volta River Authority (VRA) to reduce electricity exports to neighbouring countries as the country in currently battling intermittent power outages.

In a statement signed by CEO of IPGG, Dr. Elikplim Kwabla Apetorgbor, the group declared their approval of the president’s move.

“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.

“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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