- The energy minister has stated that there is no ‘dumsor’ in the country
- According to him, the challenges being experienced are due to maintenance works
- There have been incessant power outages in the country lately
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Ghanaians are seething with anger after the Minister for Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh attempted to downplay the country’s current power challenges.
Dr. Prempeh dismissed heightening fears that the country is slipping back into the prolonged period of outages between 2012 and 2016 christened ‘Dumsor’.
There have incessant power cuts in various parts of the country in the past few days—a situation that has left Ghanaians on edge and scared of returning to ‘Dumsor’.
The Ghana Grid Company, (GRIDCo) recently disclosed that it was in talks with ECG and NEDCo to roll out a timetable for power outages across the country.
But the energy minister said during a working visit to GRIDCo on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, that the country has enough generation capacity.
Then followed the bombshell where he asked Ghanaians to be “sincere and truthful” if the recent power fluctuation can be qualified to be ‘Dumsor’.
“This is not a generation problem, this is not about fuel so how can we call it ‘Dumsor’?” he queried.
The energy minister’s remarks rattled Ghanaians on social media who expressed disgust at the minister’s lack of human face.
Ivy Sedor believes appointing Dr. Prempeh as the energy minister was a terrible mistake.
“If Nana Addo has good intentions for this country do you think Doctor would take over energy sector when plenty energy gurus are there,” she said.
Kobby Mens added “Jokers dey wanna country inside, you collapsed our education system and now your paymaster has sent you to collapse the energy sector....Mr Napo they have seen your presidential ambition and they just want to disrupt your credibility…By the way, you're the worst minister in this current NPP administration
Omariba Ebenezer had this to say: “Yeah...very true let's be honest, this is "dumsor promax". His Excellency has assigned wrong people to the wrong field. The only appropriate ministerial positions are the education minister and the information minister.
Henry Kow Nyadiah added: “If it is not dumsor then It is naposor… You messed up Gh education n still messing up with energy. Herrrrrr.....”
Brooklyn Detroit Cazket said: “Best joker of the century. He is not been sincere to his very self. Is a shame a minister speaks this way n still finds himself in office. Scandalous n arrogant minister. He is not the first Dr. to hold a ministerial office. Tweaaaa.”
Wilson A. Ferguson noted: “This is the most useless minister ever in the history of Ghana. Nana Addo also is a confused President ever. How can u make a dentist Minister of Energy? Is he going to brush the wires or clean them? Useless govt.”
Evelyn Akorfa Doe opined: “You and who should be sincere when my fridge is now spoilt cos of the low and high current incident last Saturday night??
“How should we then describe the consistent on and off when u guys claimed u have solved the problems!!! I bore koraaaa wae.”
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