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VRA Disputes Allegations Of Being Responsible For Dumsor1 min read

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The Volta River Authority (VRA) has denied being responsible for the recent power outages in the country.

This follows allegations that the Authority is excessively exporting power to neighbouring countries.
In a press release dated March 24, the VRA indicated that the claim that it is not meeting its power supply obligation to Ghana is erroneous and misleading.

“The VRA wishes to state that since 1972, the Authority has been supplying power to neighbouring countries without reneging on its mandate to deliver reliable and affordable power to Ghana; and this the Authority continues to do,” parts of the statement read.
“Also, it is important to mention that the allocation of the power generated from the Akosombo and Kpong hydropower stations is supervised by the Electricity Market Oversight Panel (EMOP) and not the VRA,” the company added.
VRA explained that as a result of this arrangement, the Ghanaian market is always prioritised in power allocation.
This is in accordance with government policies to ensure long-term optimization of the nation’s hydro resources, it added.
This comes after the Independent Power Generators, Ghana (IPGG), attributed the current power outages to the Volta River Authority’s excessive exportation of electricity to other countries.

Read the statement below: