Had it not been for the “premature” removal of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Mahama would have ended the much detested power crisis facing the country, says the Director of Elections of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.
Get the latest new from Ghana here
READ ALSO: Stop the long talk and work - Agbenyo to energy minister
According to him, the previous government made several interventions to improve the energy sector before exiting office.
Mr. Ofosu Ampofo was a guest on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo' with host Kwami Sefa Kayi where he revealed that 'dumsor' was expected to come to an end by the second term of the Mahama government.
"In our energy sector policy, it was expected that by the end of (if we had won power) the four-year period, Ghana would have been completely self-sufficient in energy that we could have even become a net exporter of energy to other neighbouring countries. I can say that to all intents and purposes, before the government (Mahama government) left, as for generation capacity; we could generate enough to meet the demands of the country . . . As at the time that we were leaving office, we were not experiencing dumsor . . . Under NDC, we did a lot, invested a lot in generation,” Mr. Ofosu said.
READ ALSO: ECG needs a billion dollar investment to grow it
He therefore called on the current administration to find a lasting solution to the energy problems since that was a major objective for their victory in last year's elections.