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    Friday, 2 February 2018

    WAPCo still expecting payment for gas supplied to government

    The West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) has told Citi Business News it’s working with Nigeria Gas (N-Gas) to receive outstanding payments owed it by the government of Ghana.

    According to WAPCo, it expected the government of Ghana to clear the debt it owes N-Gas after which processes can commence for WAPCo to get paid.

    The General Manager of Corporate Affairs at WAPCo, Mrs Harriet Wereko Brobbey made the assertion in an interview with Citi Business News.

    “We are expecting to be paid anytime from now. We are performing a contract for N-Gas. The contract for supply is between N-Gas and the Volta River Authority (VRA). We are supposed to be transporting on behalf of N-Gas. So N-Gas gets paid and then they pay us for our service,” she explained.

    Mrs Wereko Brobbey, however, stated that VRA is currently paying for services rendered by WAPCo as negotiations are ongoing to settle the outstanding debt.

    It would be recalled that WAPCo in 2016 suspended the supply of gas from Nigeria to Ghana as a result of unpaid bills by the Ghana government.

    At the time, the Volta River Authority owed N-Gas about $180 million, while N-Gas in turn owed WAPCo $104 million.
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