Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has tasked the Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu to stop given excuses and solve the current power crisis, known locally as Dumsor.
The MP said the NPP has run out of excuses after two years in power and hence have to solve the problems they had accused the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of failing to fix while in power.
Energy Minister, Peter Amewu had admitted that the country was experiencing some form of power outages but insisted that it was not severe as the one that happened at the erstwhile Mahama administration.
Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Monday, 26 November 2018 in the wake of power outages in various part of the country, Mr Amewu said the “dum kraa” (total darkness) experience during the tenure of former President John Dramani Mahama will not recur but some “dumsor” (irregular power cuts) may be experienced is some few areas.
Mr Amewu said 800MW of power is lost during peak periods due to challenges related to gas supply but the government is making efforts to ensure that the Karpower receives the required energy supply to operate at optimal levels for electricity production.
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Commenting on the statement of the Minister, Ken Agyapong on Adom TV as monitored by GhanaNewsPage.Com, Kensaid the NPP government has no excuse for pushing the country back to darkness.
“It’s no excuse, we have to solve the problem because we used it as a campaign message…,” he said.
He further argued that a government which has been able to solve the power crisis for two years cannot now make a U-turn and accuse the former administration.
“You’ve been able to sustain it for two years so you have to find money for it…as I sit here now, it’s not excuse, we’ve gone two years and we can’t blame Mahama again for Dumsor…,” he charged.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com