- 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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The government says it has put in place systematic plans to stabilise and create consistency and reliability in the country’s power sector.
There have been intermittent power outages in parts of the country since the beginning of the year due to inherent challenges in the transmission and distribution aspects of the power sector.
This has led to heightened fears among Ghanaians that the country is gradually slipping back to the dreaded Dumsor era.
The minority in parliament accused the Akufo-Addo administration of destroying the legacy of Mahama in the energy sector.
At a press conference organised by the minority caucus in the lawmaking chamber, former Energy Minister, John Jinapor said the actions and inactions of the administration led to the return to the current power crisis.
The caucus urged that a nationwide timetable should be issued immediately.
In a released statement, the Energy Ministry rejected the call as premature.
It said President Akufo-Addo’s vision for the power sub-sector is to provide “safe, dependable and affordable power to bring relief to Ghanaians and also to serve as a solid base for an industrialised economy”.
Thus, in furtherance of this vision, the ministry said it is “working hard to bring it into fruition and remains focused on delivering this important mandate."
Noting that it welcomes constructive feedback from all sections of society, it said the government, “appreciates the patience of affected Ghanaians and respectfully craves their forbearance” as the necessary works are undertaken in order to fix the challenge permanently.
Meanwhile, Yvonne Nelson harshly criticised the president for returning Ghana to the dark days of erratic power outages christened ‘dusmor’.
Bitterly disappointed with the president’s failure to eradicate dumsor totally contrary to his electioneering promise, the award-winning movie star took to Twitter to call him out.
She said in a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh that Ghanaians are exhausted with the president’s lies regarding the country’s current power challenges.
“We are tired of their LIES #DUMSORMUSTSTOP Same STORY year after year....... same lies...different parties,” Nelson said in the tweet as she shared a snapshot of a previous statement made by the president on the crisis.
It will be recalled Nelson led her colleagues in the movie industry to join blue-collar workers in demonstrations against power cuts in 2015.
They marched through the streets of the capital to demand an ended energy crisis during the administration of former President John Dramani Mahama.
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