Our focus is to keep the lights on – Prempeh

Energy Minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh has said the ministry’s focus is to keep the lights on and the nation moving.

Dr Prempeh said this when he took his turn at the ‘Meet the Press’ event organised by the Ministry of Information to brief the nation on developments in the energy sector on Wednesday, 13 April 2022.

His presentation focused on the work the ministry has been doing and continues to do in the power sector to ensure the lights are on, including what they are doing to address the intermittent power outages currently being experienced in various parts of the country.

Dr Prempeh also outlined the measures the ministry has taken in the petroleum sector to maximise the country’s revenues and keep the nation moving, as well as developments in the energy transition agenda.

He said the Nana Akufo-Addo-led administration is cognisant of the vital and strategic role that energy security plays “in our national lives and we will continue to make the right investments to ensure that the sector is robust.”

Meanwhile, Dr Prempeh blamed the recent power outages in parts of the country on the burnt Aboadze Switchyard Plant.

He said his ministry is working tirelessly to solve the situation.


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