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Don’t blame Mahama for ‘dumsor’ return – Jinapor

The erstwhile Mahama administration has strongly rejected assertions by the Energy Ministry that it is to blame for the return of the country’s unending erratic power supply.

Speaking Tuesday, February 28, 2017 on the floor of parliament, former Deputy Power Minister, John Jinapor said under no circumstance should the country revisit the dreaded power crisis popularly called ‘Dumsor’ considering the massive investments made by the Mahama administration in fixing the challenge.

Several parts of Accra and other places in the country had in recent weeks experienced severe power outages, triggering fears that the debilitating issue that engulfed the country for over three years, resulting in collapse of Ghanaian businesses is gradually returning.

The Energy Ministry has faulted the former government for the current fluctuations in power supply.

According to the Technical Adviser at the Ministry, Michael Opam, claims by the previous administration that it had fixed the challenges facing the country’s power sector are inaccurate.

Accusing it of resorting to knee-jerk solutions to the problem, Mr. Opam said: “Unfortunately, I don’t want to apportion blames,” noting that there were certain things the previous government did wrong leading to the current situation.

Mr. Jinapor, however, vehemently disagreed, arguing the installed capacity was in excess of 4,000 megawatts as against 2000 megawatts peak demand.

He said in the history of this country “no government, no president, no administration has installed more thermal capacity to our generation capacity apart from that of his Excellency John Mahama.”

He thus stated that under no circumstance should ‘Dumsor’ return explaining that the current erratic power supply being experienced “cannot be attributed to the past administration.”








Source: starrfmonline

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