General News of Tue, 3 Feb 201515
Dumsor: more promises, more problems – Nana Akomea
Communications Director of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is wondering why in spite of the countless promises by government to end the power crisis, things are getting worse.
According to Nana Akomea, the more President John Mahama assures of an end to the erratic power crisis, the worse it gets.
Some homes across the country have been deprived of power for days due to the ongoing power supply known as dumsor.
The situation seem to be getting out of hand as the Ghana Grid Company has been forced to shed over 600 megawatts of power due to lack of gas supply from Nigeria.
But the Power Minister, Dr. Kwabena Donkor is promising some respite to Ghanaians in the shortest possible time.
He indicated that plans are far advanced to add 100megawatts of power in the short-term to end the three-year long power crisis.
But on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Monday, Nana Akomea described the Power Minister claim as utopian promise.
He indicated that since the energy crisis intensified in 2012, the more promises government gives, the more problems it brings.
Citing President Mahama’s promise in September 2014 to take immediate steps to address the load shedding problem to buttress his point, the NPP man said Ghanaians now take anything government says with a pinch of salt.
Nana Akomea stated that Ghanaians no longer believe government to solve the problem adueto the numerous failed promises.