Former Deputy Power Minister, John Abdulai Jinapor has expressed his resentment for the recent intermittent power outages experienced nationwide.
The Yapei-Kusawgu MP intimated that government has failed to come clean regarding the country’s power challenges and has resorted to a blame game by attributing it to what he believes are unconvincing factors.
According to him, stakeholders and managers of the energy sector should desist from the phenomenon and focus on fixing the issue which is threatening lives and businesses across the country.
“Instead of conceding on their shortcomings and being honest with Ghanaians, this Government has adopted political chicanery, denial and misinformation as a cardinal tool while the ordinary Ghanaian is made to bear the brunt of these avoidable power outages.
“Government must come clean on the current power crisis as a matter of urgency and desist from engaging in blame games,” he added.
Mr Abu Jinapor expressed his displeasure during a press conference, Wednesday, held by the Minority caucus to discuss and propose a 10-point-recommendation to solve the energy sector crisis.
Meanwhile, Energy Minister Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh attributed the current power outages to the inability of the Bui Power Authority to generate power.
However, the Chief Executive of Bui Power Authority publicly denied the Ministers claim.
According to Fred Oware, the attempt to blame the erratic power supply that is experienced in part of the country on his outfit was unfortunate.
Reacting to this, the Ranking Member of Mines and Energy Committee insisted that there is something more serious happening within Ghana’s energy sector beyond the explanations by managers of the sector.
In his view, “the current load shedding being inflicted on Ghanaians is as a result of mismanagement and unnecessary political interference by the Akufo-Addo government.”
Mr Jinapor further urged the government to right their wrongs and implement pragmatic policies to address the challenges.
“The epileptic Power situation in many parts of the country needs s to be addressed and addressed urgently. Shifting blame and providing conflicting information only goes to exacerbate the crisis which is threatening lives and businesses across the country,” he stated.
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