John Mahama, President of Ghana, blamed irregular power cuts in his country on Nigeria during an Eid-el-fitr speech. He says this is due to the delays in the delivery of crude oil from Nigeria to power thermal plants in Ghana – because of the activities of Niger Delta Avengers, who have been blowing up oil and gas pipelines in the Niger Delta.
The Niger Delta Avengers, yesterday, reportedly blew up three Chevron manifolds at Diogbolo, near Dibi, Warri Local Government Area of Delta State, using controlled explosive devices.
The president is quoted as saying:
“We have recently suffered some generational problems. I held a stakeholders’ meeting with all those involved in the power sector. Because of sabotage in Nigeria on the terminals, crude oil that we ordered last month has not arrived; and so, it has created some generational problem for us.”
However, he assured Ghanaians that things will return to normal very soon. He said:
“We are taking steps every day to ensure that Ghana has security when it comes to power.”