Peerless Mahama solves ‘dumsor’ in 1 year – Ayariga
It was heavy shower of praises on the president as the Minister of Science and Technology and Innovation moved the motion on the floor of Parliament for the debate on the state of nation address.
Mahama Ayariga described President John Mahama as peerless, touting his credentials as a man who moved Ghana from darkness to light in one year.
"Mr Speaker, it is a tale of moving us from disaster to better Ghana. Within a year the president John Dramani Mahama moved us out of the cataclysmic situation.
"By the fastest mobilization of the highest amount of megawatts of electricity injected into our economy.
"This is no mean achievement," Ayariga said, even the building of the Akosombo Dam could surpass the speed with which Mahama restored electricity to Ghana, he added.
Ghana has since 2012 suffered a crippling power crisis which saw the country enjoy only six hours of electricity and 18 hours of darkness in a day at some point.
The darkness led to deaths, a collapse of businesses, loss of jobs, a slowdown in the economy.
After several broken promises by the president and his appointees for nearly four years the situation was finally brought under control in January 2016.
President John Mahama in his state of the nation address officially announced the end of the power crisis while still highlighting some of the achievements his government has chalked in the last three years.
The opposition New Patriotic Party has been quick to berate the president accusing him of insincerity and propaganda.
In a counter state of the nation address, Nana Akufo-Addo the biggest opposition party's flag bearer said the president cannot claim to have taken responsibility for the crisis when all he did at the time was to blame his predecessors.
But Mahama Ayariga is in no mood to accept any criticism. He applauded the president's track record, describing him as "no size".