And do we have to believe him?
African politicians have never heard of resignation even if extensive pressure is mounted on them but according to Ghana’s Power Minister-Dr Kwabena Donkor, he will resign if the power crisis persists after 2015.
What the Minister is doing is; he is asking Ghanaians to give him a whole one year to solve the unbearable ‘Dumsor Dumsor’ problem—and if by 2016 it is not fixed, he will resign.
But resigning after another long year of Ghanaians enduring ‘Dumsor Dumsor’ is not really an equal punishment—and therefore if the Minister is really serious about this, he should tell us something else–like we should castrate him.
Anyway, the Minister who is also Pru East MP told Joy Fm yesterday that “I’ll resign,” when he was asked whether Ghanaians should demand his head should his promise of solving the power crisis by the end of the year fails to materialize or not.
According to him, the Power Ministry is putting in place measures to ensure the crisis is over by December—and this is definitely something we’ve heard more than 100 times.
“On behalf of the Ministry of Power, permit me to say that we are very much concerned about the current supply challenges confronting the nation and its consequences on industry, homes and the citizenry.
“We wish to assure that we are determined to adopt every strategy necessary to bring an end to the load shedding…what I can say is that load shedding will end this year,” Dr. Donkor said.
December is not that really far—so I guess we will have to wait but I doubt anything will be solved though!
Why can’t President Mahama also make the same promise?