The Central Regional chairman of the National Democratic Congress, Allotey Jacobs has demanded that government fix the current energy crisis and quit giving excuses.
According to him, the New Patriotic Party won the election because they promised to resolve the energy challenges facing the country.
He noted that the NPP painted a terrible picture of the NDC and their inability to develop the country, which led to the majority of the citizenry voting for them.
He said that the erstwhile Mahama administration had laid the foundation for the NPP government to takeover, and easily resolve the crisis.
Allotey Jacobs was speaking on Peace FM's Kokrokoo whe he said, "President Mahama said I will fix it. I will make sure that dumsor comes to an end. Truly, for ten (10) good months; uninterrupted power, we’ve given you enough power generation. Within the four years of Mahama’s government, we built 1436 megawatts of power generation. So, there’s no excuse for the NPP government to allow dumsor to come back."
He opined that the government is withholding the truth about the energy situation that has sprung up after months of stable power supply.
"This is the true incompetence. That we’ve given you 1436 megawatts of power and you’re to buy fuel to generate the power too has become an issue . . . You’re refusing to fuel Ameri. You’re refusing to fuel KarPower. Why? Why are you doing that? Do you mean that you can’t use the daily revenue you’re collecting to buy fuel? Can’t you use it to buy gas and light crude?" Jacobs asked.
He insisted that government needs to find a lasting solution to the problem, and demanded the energy minister Boakye Agyarko work to solve the crisis, rather than blame the previous government.