The former Chief Executive Officer of the Volta River Authority, Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobbey has asked that the incoming Akufo-Addo administration should not blame the outgoing government if the country is launched back into a power crisis.
According to him, the incoming government must strive to resolve the challenges that it will encounter in its tenure.
"There is so much expectation and when the baton has been passed over, you can no longer say that Mahama caused ‘dumsor’ (power crisis). It becomes your responsibility," he said.
Dr. Wereko-Brobbey opined that the incoming government during the transition process needed to "do their own independent checks and verify the reports that will be received."
He further stated that the taxes in the energy sector, as well as in other levies in the power sector needed to be reviewed as they placed too much burden on the citizenry.
"There are a whole lot of levies which have been put on what we might call the cost of recovery that you need to ensure that there is a sustained power going on. Those levies and taxes need to be looked at critically both in petroleum and power," he stated.