Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu, earlier this week, debunked claims that Ghana is reverting to the era of erratic power supply, known in local parlance as “dumsor”.
According to him, the energy situation under the current administration is far better than what Ghanaians experienced under the erstwhile Mahama regime.
Speaking at a news conference, the Minister lambasted the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for seeking to score political points with the Akufo-Addo government just because of the recent power cuts across the country saying “when you put off the lights, we say dumsor; isn’t it? In the past three years, it was ‘dum kuraa’ [completely off].
“We’re not in an era of ‘dum koraaa’. The lights may go off as we are witnessing, but I can assure you that, that long period that we envisaged that our opponents think that they want to capitalize on, that period will never come because we’re managing the system. We have people here to manage the system, and we can give assurance to Ghanaians that the situation now is very much under control,” Peter Amewu said.
Responding to the Energy Minister’s assertion on the energy situation in Ghana, former NDC Central Regional Chairman Allotey Jacobs asked him to “keep quiet” and offer lasting solutions to the energy crises.
He told sit-in host Nana Yaw Kesseh on Peace FM’s ‘kokrokoo’ that Ghanaians do not care about these excuses anymore, but are rather interested in efforts that will permanently solve the problem confronting them in the energy sector.
Allotey Jacobs believed the energy situation has worsened under the Akufo-Addo government, and further claimed that former President John Mahama and his government left the current administration with abundant power to ensure adequate electricity supply to Ghanaians.
To him, the government has failed Ghanaians and the last thing the citizens crave is to listen to reasons why the energy situation is aggravating.
“He should keep quiet . . . The resolution to solve the problem is what is important. He shouldn’t come to public and come and give excuses. What Ghanaians are looking for is 24 hours of electricity supply!” he stated.