Ghana to become a power hub, will soon export power – President Mahama

Ghana’s President John Mahama says that the government is making great efforts to transform Ghana into a power hub, All Africa reports.

Speaking at the maiden congregation of the University of Energy and Natural Resources in Sunyani last Saturday, President John Mahama indicated that, as part of measures to solve the energy crisis, the country will be made a major power exporter.

“A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to cut a sod for the commencement of an onshore receiving facilities for Sankofa gas… . It is estimated at 1.5 trillion cubic feet. It is capable of supplying Ghana with 1000 megawatts of power for the next 20 years.

“Indeed, my vision is to make Ghana a net exporter of Power when the West Africa Regional electricity market becomes operational sometime next year,” he stated.

President John Mahama urged the University to explore ways to harness a variety of energy resources and biofuels including nuclear energy to achieve a sustainable energy capacity for the nation.

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