Former Deputy Minister of Energy and Member of Parliament (MP) for Yapei-Kusawgu John Abdulai Jinapor has asserted that the country is experiencing power cuts(dumsor) and has therefore given the Ministry of Energy a 24-hour ultimatum to publish a timetable for load shedding or face his wrath.
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For him the load shedding is as a result of ineptitude and
mismanagement of the sector.
“The Minster for
Energy, Mr. Peter Amewu must with immediate effect lift his unlawful gagging
orders which he has imposed on the Power Sector SOEs preventing them from
publishing an already prepared Load Shedding Time Table.
It is instructive to note that GRIDCo has been clandestinely
shedding about 200MW since the first week of February this year with no end in
Let me be clear, that the dreaded DUMSOR which the Mahama
administration resolved is sadly back due to the ineptitude and mismanagement
of the energy sector,” he stated in an ultimatum to the Ministry sighted
Mr Jinapor has slammed the Ministry of Energy and its
Minister for a lack of transparency and deception which, he says, are evident
in the non-release of a timetable for load shedding to enable Ghanaians plan
“I therefore call on the Akuffo-Addo-led Government to
immediately desist from the blatant deception and publish the Load Shedding
Time Table to enable Ghanaians plan their daily schedules.
The Minister of Energy is hereby put on notice that failure
to comply within 24 hours will compel us to explore all available options under
the 1992 Constitution and the Standing Orders of Parliament not excluding a
vote of censure on him.
Enough of the deception and lack of transparency in Ghana’s
energy sector. Ghana deserves better,” he opined.
Parts of the country have been plunged in outages and intermittent power cuts with many complaining about the haphazard nature of the outages.
Meanwhile government has apologised for the outages
promising to fix it as soon as possible.