13 December 2012, Sweetcrude, Abuja – Ghana’s President John Mahama has called for an urgent repair of the broken West Africa Gas pipeline.
Speaking, Wednesday, after a meeting with Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Mahama said it was important to repair the pipeline so as to ensure continued flow of Nigerian gas to Ghana and other countries utilising the gas for electricity generation.
The Ghananian president who was declared winner of last Saturday’s Presidential election, told State House Correspondents that he wants Jonathan to use his influence to get the pipelines back into operation.
“ I took the opportunity to discuss with him the issue of West Africa Gas Pipeline. As you are aware, it got broken and there was an accident when they were trying to activate it.
“So, I want President Jonathan to use his influence to get the pipeline back into operation as soon as possible so that Ghana can continue to receive Nigerian gas to power our electricity generation,” he said.
President Mahama who said he was on his way to Equatorial Guinea for the African, Carrabian and Pacific Group of States conference also said the short meeting discussed the relationship between the two countries.
“This has been a very short visit. I am on my way to Equatorial Guinea for the ACP African, Carrabian and Pacific Group of states cuonference that is taking place there,” he said.