26 July 2016

I can swear it’s impossible to get gas – Minister clarifies cause of dumsor

Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Armah Buah
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Government has insisted that the cause of the erratic power supply is down to vandalism in Nigeria and not debts owed to gas supplier, West African Gas Pipeline company (WAPCo).

Energy minister Emmanuel Armah Kofi-Buah maintained on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Monday morning, government has no problems with WAPCo in terms of payments.

A resurgent power crisis has put government under pressure after it appeared to have petered out in the beginning of the year.

A possible explanation surfaced after a letter from the managers of the 678 kilometer pipeline company began circulating in the media.

The letter, dated June 16, says there is “non-payment of the sum of US$101.736 million” overdue invoices.

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