The current power crisis in the country has compelled the Students Representative Council of the University of Ghana to demand GH¢100 from residential students to purchase generators.
SRC President Joshua Dogbe, told TV3 that “it is a project that has gone through all the due processes. The issue of power outages on campus has been very frustrating.
“It is even worse when you have to prepare for an exam or during a lecture, the lights just go off. This is really disturbing so the SRC decided to do something about it.
“We have met with the relevant authorities about it and even the students are in support of it so we are hoping that by next two weeks some serious work would take off.”
Mr. Dogbe added: “It is part of our long term plan to provide electricity for the student body in the various lecture halls so that students can be able to go and study anytime so far as they are on campus.”
Ghana is currently reeling under a gradually worsening power crisis, which state power transmitter Ghana Grid Company (GRIDco) has warned would get worse.
The country has a production shortfall of between 500 and 600 Megawatts due to Nigeria’s failure to supply gas to Ghana from the West Africa Gas Pipeline (WAGPco), to power thermal plants within the Tema enclave.
The low water level in the country’s main hydroelectric power station, Akosombo Dam, which contributes about 37 percent of Ghana’s power supply as well as in the Bui and Kpong Dams have also worsened the situation.
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