Dr. Kwabena Donkor has finally resigned from his position as Minister of Power, today, December 31, according to sources very close to the Minister.
Dr. Kwabena Donkor had promised to resign if he fails to end the four-year old power crisis by the end of 2015. Citi FM reports that his replacement, according to government sources, will be announced in President Mahama’s reshuffled list of ministers next week. Sources have hinted that Nii Osah Mills, Kwame Awuah Darko and John Jinapor is likely to replace Dr. Kwabena Donkor. Nii Osah Mills is the current Minister of Lands and Natural Resources while Kwame Awuah Darko is the Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST). John Jinapor is the Deputy Minister of Power.
President John Mahama separated the Power Ministry from the Energy and Petroleum Ministry in a bid to give it all the necessary resources and attention to solve the power crisis.
On Wednesday, December 30, the Power Ministry issued a statement announcing the end to load shedding in the country. The three-paragraph statement signed by Kweku Sersah-Johnson, Head of Public Affairs, for the Power Minister, said: