General News of Mon, 8 Aug 20161
Mahama is fixing 'Dumsor' menace once – Kofi Adams
The National Organiser of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, has stated that the party's resolve to solve the debilitating power crisis is unquestionable.
According to him, the NDC is not going to adopt an ad hoc approach in resolving the power crisis and that they are going to fix it.
Speaking on Accra-based Joy FM’s Top Story Monday, Mr. Adams said “…if government has not done the lot that it has done in this short time, the situation could have been worse.”
He said the government’s investments in solving the four-year old situation are visible and cannot be disputed and that Ghanaians will reward such commitment during the December 7 polls.
In his reaction, the Director of Communication of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akomea remarked that Mr. Adams’ assertions are factually inaccurate and that the NDC cannot say they have performed better than the NPP when it comes to finding solution to the country’s power challenge.
He said: ”John Mahama may be the best for the NDC, but certainly, he cannot be the best for the country.”
Arguing his case, Mr. Akomea said President Mahama’s incompetence in solving the challenges facing the ordinary Ghanaian is incontrovertible.
He said the President’s abysmal records are clear. “The record is there,” he added.
According to him, the NDC-led government cannot claim of solving the power challenges in the country, especially when it is importing from countries like Ivory Coast, whose generation capacity is less than Ghana’s.
“Which government in this country has had the people of this country endure four years of Dumsor?” he queried saying, even though the NPP had its fair share of Dumsor “within one year it’s resolved.”
“When we handed over the governance to the NDC, the efforts of the NPP was discontinued by the NDC. You have to continue. You have to continue the investment. Because mind you, when the country was handed over to the NDC in 2009, for three years, there was no Dumsor… three and half years what were we living on?
“We’re living on investments made in the previous government. Until, they sat down and [then] Dumsor came upon them the middle of 2012 and we have steered in it up to today,” Mr. Akomea pointed out.
According to him, the NDC lacks the commitment to get the power challenge resolved and that despite all the presidential pledges, “I don’t see how they can even talk about the power sector and say they have achieved something…You can’t believe it.”