Akufo-Addo Speaks On Power Crisis, Says Challenges Have Been Resolved: “Dumsor Will Not Return”

Akufo-Addo Speaks On Power Crisis, Says Challenges Have Been Resolved: “Dumsor Will Not Return”

  • President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured that the recent power challenges will be a thing of the past
  • The president made the remark during his address at the annual May Day celebration in Accra
  • The government notably did not heed calls from Ghanaians and power regulators for a load-shedding timetable

President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured that the recent power challenges have been addressed.

Addressing attendees at the annual May Day celebration in Accra, the President expressed optimism that the power situation has changed for the better after period of sustained power cuts in some urban areas.

Akufo-Addo gives dumsor assurances.
President Akufo-Addo (R)
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He also thanked Ghanaians for what he called their patience during the challenges.

The government notably did not heed calls from Ghanaians and power regulators for load shedding timetable.

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Despite the evidence to the contrary, the government also long insisted there were no power challenges.

The Energy Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, also controversially dismissed calls for a load-shedding timetable.

“Over the period, the issues surrounding transformers and gas supply have been successfully resolved, resulting in sufficient improvement in power supply reliability,” the president said.
“For the past seven years we have worked tirelessly to keep the lights on and I am confident that the unfortunate era of dumsor will not return,” he added.

The recent power cuts have prompted widespread criticism and even gotten actress Yvonne Nelson to eye another protest over the power crisis of Ghanaians.

The actress was at the forefront of a 2015 protest against the Mahama administration in protest of the power crisis at the time.

Nelson now feels the president is taking Ghanaians for granted by not addressing the power issues head-on.

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ECG board members slapped with GH¢5.8m fine by PURC

YEN.com.gh reported that the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission has fined board members of the Electricity Company of Ghana for not providing a load-shedding timetable.

The fine has affected Keli Gadzekpo and ECG Managing Director Samuel Dubik Mahama.

The commission said there were 4,142 outages carried out within the period covering the fine.

In response, the ECG board said the commission did not have the high court's power to levy fines.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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