Politics Sat, 6 Apr 2019
Former Deputy Power Minister, John Jinapor has charged the Akufo-Addo administration to call for help as it “struggles to find solution” to the recent power challenges facing the country.This was after he methodically listed the Mahama administration’s investments in the country’s power sector to halt the dreaded three-year power outages the country faced.
Speaking at a public lecture on Ghana’s Economy organised by the Coalition for Restoration on Thursday in Accra, Jinapor said of the Mahama investment in the sector that:“We handed over a resilient, strong, vibrant, dedicated energy sector to Akufo-Addo. What he has done is to turn President Mahama’s programmes upside down, mismanage the sector and today we are witnessing dumsor.”
According to him, the sector is financially bankrupt and “if we don’t face the truth and if they don’t call some of us to support them so that even in the interest of the nation we put aside our party colours and give them some simple advice, one day…one day they will run the energy sector to the ground and we will not have electricity again.”
The government claims the intermittent power cuts will be over in 12 days after an apology was issued to Ghanaians for the inconvenience Monday.
The recent bout of challenges in electricity supply come barely two weeks after the Energy Minister John Peter Amewu assured that the situation will stabilize in five days.