One of the much-awaited Karpower-ships has finally docked at the Tema Fishing Harbour, amidst the hope that it will bring some relief for Ghanaians from the current electricity challenges when it is finally hooked onto the national grid in the coming days.
With a generation capacity of 235 MW, it is expected to generate uninterrupted high voltage electrical energy at one of the lowest prices for the thermal power generation.
The Times is very excited that the powership has finally arrived, as part of the numerous interventions being put in place by the government to put the issue of ‘dumsor’ to bed.
Although the power barge is not the panacea to the country’s power problem, as the Minister has aptly pointed out, its arrival should be welcomed because it will contribute its quota to our quest for a solution to the energy crisis.
The Times is excited to note from the officials of the Karpowership that the nation would save about 120 million dollars annually, as well as create jobs for the country.
We will like to see a consistent plan to ensure a regular supply of low Sulphur Heavy Fuel to be used by the Karpowership to avoid situations where some of the thermal plants of the Volta River Authority were shut down because of lack of money to procure fuel to power them.
We are pleased with the govern-ment’s assurance that all the necessary arrangements have been put in place to ensure regular supply.
It is our hope that these assurances would not be mere rhetorics.
In as much as the Times commends the government and other stakeholders for working tirelessly for the arrival of the first ship, it is our expectation that all other plans geared towards solving the power crisis will be worked on assiduously, to help industries and individuals who have been suffering from the irregular power supply.
The people want the power to flow!