The National Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has cautioned the Akufo-Addo government to stop taking credit as the government which brought an end to incessant power outages popularly called "dumsor".
He said the load shedding exercise which was instituted in 2013 to help curtail the erratic power supply was ended in 2016.
He added that the NPP on many occasions have claimed they brought an end to dumsor and that Mahama deserved no credit because he caused the problem in the first place.
Speaking on Radio Gold’s Alhaji and Alhaji talk show, Sammy Gyamfi maintained that the Mahama administration solved Dumsor.
“Dr. Bawumia stated in an interview that even though Mahama had fixed dumsor, he deserves no plaudits for that because he was the cause of the problem in the first place,” he recalled.
Sammy Gyamfi added that the problem was fixed by the NDC by increasing the generation capacity from about 1800 mega watts to 4300 mega watts while the NPP had not added even a mega watt of power to the generation capacity.
“It was the Mahama Administration which solved the problem of fuel for our power sector by bringing on board Atuabo (Mills-Mahama administration), by investing in the third Sanfoka Field, the E&I project and so on; you have done absolutely nothing about that,” he argued.
He however accused the Akufo-Addo led NPP government of incompetently bringing back Dumsor which the NDC government put to rest before leaving office in 2016.
“We have been grappling with the problem of erratic power supply since November last year and you are here bragging that you have solved dumsor and that people have discarded their generators and nobody is buying fuel for their generators.
We saw dumsor now because of your incompetence; because of the mismanagement of ESLA and the power sector, dumsor is coming back; we are in dumsor already,” he asserted.
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