- 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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Bernard Allotey Jacobs has backed explanations by the Akufo-Addo administration that the current power challenge in the country is not ‘dumsor’.
The Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, assured that Ghana will not slip back into the prolonged period of outages between 2012 and 2016 christened ‘dumsor’.
The minister’s remarks come on the back of incessant power cuts in various parts of the country in the past few days, heightening fears among Ghanaians that the country is gradually moving towards the unbearable ‘dumsor’ era.
Despite these unannounced power cuts, the Ghana Grid Company, (GRIDCo) said the country has enough power to supply.
Speaking on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo' programme, Allotey Jacobs said the current power challenge is starkly different from that of the John Dramani Mahama era.
"There is no dumsor . . . it's a system upgrade . . . the problem faced by the energy sector today is a system upgrade," he stated.
GRIDCo said what some parts of Accra are experiencing was part of a couple of projects to boost power supply reliability in the Greater Accra Region.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, GRIDCo noted that the ongoing projects appear to have heightened perceptions of impending nationwide power cuts.
It listed the projects as the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)-funded Pokuase Substation and Kasoa Bulk Supply Point installations and the French Development Agency (AFD)-funded Tema-Accra Transmission Line reinforcement project.
The projects are expected to be completed in June and July.
In other news on YEN.com.gh, a fetish priest in the Eastern region reportedly leaked semi-nude videos of a woman who had visited his shrine to seek his intervention over the controversial enstoolment of a new Okuapemhene, YEN.com.gh gathered.
Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akuffo Ababio was installed as the new paramount chief for the Akuapem Traditional Area in May 2020, succeeding Oseadeeyo Nana Addo Dankwa III who died six years ago.
Unhappy with the installation of the new Akuapemhene, the aforementioned woman identified as Atta Magali visited the shrine to kill all those behind the installation of the new Okuapemhene, Starr FM reported.
Atta Magali, the outlet reported was captured on the videos chanting to kill President Akufo-Addo, the new Okuapemhene Oseadeyo Kwasi Akufo II, Victor Newman a presidential staffer now deceased, and many others who backed the installation of the new Okuapehene.
Atta Magali in one of the leaked videos from the shrine of Torgbe Shitor, the fetish priest operating in Akyem Kukurantumi of the Eastern Region could be heard chanting to the gods in a piece of cloth around her waist saying: “agoo agoo, nananom it is me Attaa sister to Kwasi Akufo who is being denied the Okuapehene stool.”
She continued: “I am the one putting this photo into the coffin. Anyone who is part of this grand scheme from the family must be killed and summoned to the wilderness to answer.”
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