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Fix ‘Dumsor’ and stop justifications – Sammy Gyamfi

Sammy Gyamfi, the communications officer of the Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has expressed his disapproval of the Akufo-Addo Administration’s handling of the recent power outages, known as ‘dumsor’.

Businesses have been voicing their concerns about significant disruptions caused by an ongoing situation. Despite this, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) believes that there is no need for a load-shedding schedule. However, the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has directed ECG to provide a load management timetable by April 2, which aligns with the NDC’s calls for such a measure.

According to the government, Mahama’s administration made unnecessary ‘take or pay’ agreements that caused the issue. However, Sammy Gyamfi accused the government of neglecting its duty to solve the power crisis. He compared this with the Mahama administration’s approach to a similar situation in the past.

“We take responsibility for problems, and we fix those problems. We build this nation, that is what the records show. If you look at where our generational capacity ought to have been in 2012, we were there as a country and that was a collective failure we are all sharing. Even though this problem was an inherited problem, we didn’t go about making flimsy excuses.

“He [Mahama] took full responsibility and promised to fix it. And by the time he was leaving office, he had fixed the problem. Nana Akufo-Addo’s two Nation Address in 2016, stated categorically that President Mahama had fixed ‘dumsor’ but deserved no credit for fixing ‘dumsor’ because he created it and fixed it at a greater cost.”

Gyamfi highlighted the strategic initiatives of the Mahama administration, including the implementation of emergency power plants and the Energy Sector Levy Act (ESLA), which collectively boosted the power generation capacity and tackled financial challenges in the sector. He expressed his disappointment with the current government’s return to the ‘dumsor’ crisis.

“Alhaji Bawumia [Dr] in March 2016 in an interview admitted Mahama had ended ‘dumsor’. In 2016, the loads-hedding timetable had come to an end. Mahama didn’t just conjure the solution. No, he put in place transformational, comprehensive measures by bringing in emergency power plants, KARPOWER, AMERI etc, such that by the time he was leaving power, generational capacity was almost 5,000 megawatts.

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