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Clergy slams govt over dumsor

The Christian Council of Ghana and the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference have slammed the government over its failure to solve the current power crisis bedeviling the country.

A statement signed by Most Rev. Joseph Osei-Bonsu, President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Rt. Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey of the Christian Council strongly condemned government’s inability to institute short-term measures to solve the power crisis.

“The current unfortunate situation of dumsor is seriously affecting the overall economy of the country. Industries, businesses and other social and economic activities are dying off gradually and systematically.

“In spite of Government’s promises and actions to ameliorate the situation, for close to 3 years, we have seen no improvement.

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“We vehemently condemn the lack of serious practical short-term solutions to the crisis. Things are really hard for the productivity sector and waiting for too long will not do us any good”.

Ghana has been grappling with severe power crisis for close to three years.

Several promises by government officials to end the crisis have failed. Some Industries have also laid off several workers due to the current crisis.

The West African nation currently sheds between 650 megawatts and 450 megawatts of power during peak and off peak periods.

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