Some persons believed to be arsonists attempted to burn pipelines belonging to the Volta River Authority (VRA) on Sunday, April 7, 2019.
The VRA has confirmed that the lines supply fuel to the generating centre of the Authority at the Tema industrial area.
Reports say VRA’s own fire personnel first spotted flames billowing from the pipelines area Sunday afternoon.
They realized that a suspected person had parked used car tyres on the pipelines and set them ablaze but they quickly extinguished the fire with the support of personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service.
Public Relations Officer for the Energy Ministry, Nana Damoah told Citi news that Police have begun investigating the incident to arrest the culprits.
Mr. Damoah was, however, quick to add that the gas pipelines could be repaired, adding that the development will not affect power supply “in any way”.