The Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Independent Power Producers, Distributors and Bulk Consumers (CIPDiB), Elikplim Kwabla Apetorgbor has stated that the recent outages have nothing to do with generation shortfall as it is being speculated by section of Ghanaians.
According to him, generation capacity of their members are intact, adding that there is no problem as far as supply of fuel is concerned.
Mr Apetorgbo said this while speaking on an Accra-based Atinka TV following last Sunday’s total blackout in the entire West African nation.
With regard to the government’s indebtedness to IPPs, Mr Apetorgbor said the government has done well by making some payments, but said they expect the government to improve on payment.
“Things are getting better and I think our books are taking shape and we hope it will be improved,” he said.
The Government of Ghana was indebted to the IPPs which constitutes a little over 50 percent of the country’s total generation to the tune of US$1.5 billion.
However, energynewsafrica.com understands the government has settled about half of the figure.