Energy Minister Peter Amewu assures Ghanaians that "dumsor" is not back

Energy Minister Peter Amewu assures Ghanaians that "dumsor" is not back

The Energy Ministry is assuring that the country will no longer return to the long dark days of power outages as experienced under the John Mills/Mahama administration.

However, it says there will be some intermittent outages as a result of localised faults which the government will work to resolve. reports that in addressing a joint press conference with heads of ECG, VRA and GRIDCO on Monday, Energy Minister John Peter Amewu said the days of total darkness is over.

However, he admitted there may be some “dumsor” (on and off) in some areas which government is addressing.

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The country has over the last few days experienced some power outages with citizens venting their anger on both traditional and social media.

The Minister attributed the recent outages to a coincidence of events including the gas supply challenges to Karpower.

As a result, the Minister said over 800mw of power was lost during peak periods which resulted in the outages

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While the sector minister admits there still remains debt to be paid to power producers, it is not the reason for the recent outages.

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