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Akufo-Addo cannot blame Mahama if dumsor persists- Tarzan

Former Chief Executive of the Volta River Authority VRA Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby says the incoming government cannot blame the Mahama administration when the power crises known as Dumsor returns this year.

The African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) has already warned that Ghana may face power crisis due to a potential disruption in gas supply, a prediction the outgoing government has dismissed.

But Former VRA boss insists Ghanaians will not entertain any excuse if dumsor persists under the Akufo-Addo led administration.

According to him, a lot is expected from the incoming administration when the baton is passed and they can no longer say Mahama has caused dumsor becuase It becomes their responsibility.
“You need to sustain the power supply. All the issues that we raised now become your issue.

Ghana has suffered an acute power paralysis for the past four years which have crippled businesses, led to many fire outbreaks and deaths.

The country at some point endured a 24-hour-off-12-hours-on load shedding management which was nuisance to many. Even though the situation improved dramatically in the election year, 2016, the situation has not been entirely resolved with some areas facing intermittent long hours of outages even in 2017.

But the suspended NPP member believes his party will have no excuse if it fails to resolve the matter.

Dr. Wereko Brobby also wants the incoming government to review the energy sector levies and taxes imposed in December 2015 insisting it has brought untold hardship on Ghanaians.

There are a whole lot of levies put on the cost of recovery that you need to ensure that there is a sustained power industry going on. Those levies and taxes need to be looked at again,” he said.

He added that power must not be used as a vehicle for raising revenue for government.




Source: myjoyonline

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