Dumsor: Minority twisting facts for political points – Energy Ministry

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The Public Relations Officer for the Energy Ministry, Kwasi Obeng Fosu, says the Minority is twisting the facts surrounding the current power outages to score political points.

The Minority in Parliament on Wednesday 28th April 2021 addressed the media on the frequent power outages (dumsor).

The Ranking Member on the Mines and Energy Committee in Parliament and MP for Yapei/Kusawgu constituency in the Northern Region, said the recent unreliable supply of power popularly known as Dumsor appears to be worsening despite several assurances from government officials and managers of the power sector.

He noted that it is an open secret that there is something more serious happening within Ghana’s energy sector beyond the unconvincing excuses and blame game by managers of the sector.

“The impact of yet another Energy crisis can have dire consequences on the already struggling debt ridden, Covid 19 economy under President Akufo-Addo. Today not only are we witnessing unreliable supply of power, the obnoxious double track system has been exported to the Power sector under this Government”, John Abdulai Jinapor told press men.

Reacting to the minority’s press conference with Kaakyire Ofori Ayim on Atinka FM’s AM Drive, The Public Relations Officer for the Energy Ministry, Kwasi Obeng Fosu, noted that the Minority is bent on punching holes in the maintenance works being carried by GRIDCo.

According to him, the intermittent power outages to enable engineers and contractors work on some substation plants across the country.

Meanwhile, Deputy Ranking Member for the mines and Energy Committee in Parliament and Member of Parliament for Kpando Constituency in the Volta Region, Della Sowah, says the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) and government are giving contrary reasons for the inetermitent power outages in the country.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa