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24.05.2016 Business & Finance

Government has pledged to pay us soon-WAPCo

By GNA
Government has pledged to pay us soon-WAPCo
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Tema, May 24, GNA - The West African Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) says government has given assurance to pay its 100 million dollar debt it owes it soon.

We have held discussions on the debt issue and government has indicated its commitment to pay its debts",Mrs Harriet Wereko Brobbey, General Manager, Corperate Affairs, WAPCo, disclosed.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Tema, she said, the gas transporter has no reason to doubt government's assurances on the matter.

According to her the huge debt was hampering its efforts to invest in its operations and facilities.

Mrs Wereko Brobbey hinted that the Volta River Authority (VRA) is funding the upgrading of the gas pipeline facility as an interested off taker to handle 120 million cubic metres a day, fifty million more than its peak flow at the moment.

"The second phase will take the capacity to more than 200 million cubic metres"

The pipeline which feeds Sunon Asogli Power Plant and VRA thermal units, is currently pumping 10 million cubic metres.

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