A Deputy Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress,(NDC) Kweku Boahen is blaming the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for ‘Dumsor ‘ which means irregular or inconsistent power supply.
According to him, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) did not add any power to the national grid in their eight years in office, between the years 2000 and 2008, and have again added nothing in President Akufo-Addo’s first term in office.
“NPP brought ‘dumsor’ ‘dumsor’ from 2000 till 2008; they didn’t add any power to the national grid. When we were leaving power in 2016 there was no ‘dumsor’ ‘dumsor’. We eliminated ‘dumsor’ ‘dumsor’ in December 2015. We had good policies for electricity generation. For NPP they sent pastors to Akosomobo Dam, asking God to let the rain fall heavily so Akosombo can increase its power generation; funny people.”, he told CJ Forson of Adom FM monitored by MyNewsGh.com
“It was John Dramani Mahama’s efforts that brought Karpower, that brought Ammeri, Asogli also helped to increase power generation to the nation. Since Nana Addo became President, tell us what he has added to the national grid. Even today, the ‘dumsor’ ‘dumsor’ has returned, NPP has no policy with regard to electricity generation.
“You’ve [NPP] gotten more than GHS200 billion, you’ve spent all, you haven’t built any school building, you haven’t built any hospital building. Hospitals that John Mahama built, when you came you said you wouldn’t open them but because of COVID you have no option but to open it. Ridge hospital even has become an isolation center.”
Mr. Boahen unleashed more attacks on the President Akufo-Addo government, saying, “This government is blessed with so much money but they are just chopping Ghanaians money. Nana Addo’s ministers are gargantuan 125. John Mahama had said when he becomes president again, he will reduce the number of ministers by 40. The land cruisers they are using, one is about US$150,000. Again, they’ve bought salon cars, with one costing US$50,000. These monies can build schools and hospitals”