- Former Minister of Power Dr. Kwabena Donkor says tackling Ghana's energy crisis gave him hypertension
- Dr Kwabena Donkor has revealed his intention to go back and work for the president so long as he gets appointed
Power Minister Dr. Kwabena Donkor who resigned in 2015 over the power crisis has revealed that he suffered severe high blood pressure while being minister of power.
The Pru East Member of Parliament is noted to have promised resigning from his position by the end of 2015 should he fail in tackling the energy crisis - a development which truly saw him tender in his resignation even though marginal progress had been done in tackling the crisis.
“Around November to December , my health deteriorated, when I was coming to pick up this job [Power Minister], I had no BP but at a point in time, it rose to 220/130… all this contributed to me resigning to go and cure myself,” he revealed on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ on Friday.
Meanwhile President John Mahama has praised Dr Donkor for working to ensure that the energy crisis ended. During his State of the Nation Address, President Mahama argued that the hardwork of the minister has helped reduce the energy crisis significantly
“I salute the former Power Minister, Dr. Kwabena Donkor, and his Deputy Minister John Jinapor and their team of competent technical people. Mr. Armah Kofi Buah and his team at the Petroleum Ministry I salute them. But much work still needs to be done to give us the comfort of sustainable generation going forward,” President Mahama revealed.
With his BP back to normal levels, Dr. Donkor said he would gladly embrace any job offered him by the President in his administration. “If my lord, the President asks me to go and serve somewhere, I can’t turn him down because we are in politics to serve,” he said.
Dr. Kwabena Donkor resigned from the Ministry on the last day of the year 2015.