Energy Minister admits return of 'dumsor'

Energy Minister admits return of 'dumsor'

- John Peter Amenu has disclosed that the country is actually facing a challenged with power supply

- The energy minister added that the country was doing it's best to restore the full power supply

The energy minister, John Peter Amewu, has admitted that the country is currently facing challenges with power supply.

He added that the current problem facing the energy and power sector is not as bad as what Ghanaians faced under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for almost three years.

Speaking at a news conference yesterday, Monday,November 26, 2018, to explain the cause of the recent unscheduled ‘dumsor’, Amewu said, the lights could go off go off as is being experienced but would not be compared to the days of the NDC.

Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu
Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu Source: Supplied
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When you put off the lights, we say dumsor; isn’t it? In the past three years, it was ‘dum kuraa’ [completely off]. We’re not in an era of ‘dum kuraa’.

Amewu explained trhat then over the past few weeks, most parts of Accra and Kumasi have suffered frequent power outages as result of challenges of supplying gas to some of the country’s installed power plants particularly the Karpower plant at Tema in Accra.

He however urged Ghanaians to remain calm, as the Ministry is looking to find light crude oil to be used to power other plants that are able to be fuel with both light crude and gas.

“We have people here to manage the system, and we can give assurance to Ghanaians that the situation now is very much under control” he said

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