Over the past few weeks social media has been inundated with complaints by Ghanaians over the return of the dreaded ‘dumsor’ plague.
A series of constant power outages had made it clear that the dumsor which ravaged this country between 2013 and 2016 might be on the way back.
Following the recent outages, social media users complained that ‘dumsor’ was back but the government was simply hiding its head in the sand by failing to address it.
However, Energy Minister Peter Amewu has now spoken out about the outages for the first time and according to him, dumsor is definitely not back.
In a press conference held Monday, Amewu said Ghanaians are undergoing ‘intermittent’ power outages which his ministry is dealing with but that is quite different from ‘dumsor’.
Amewu added that the outages are not due to financial challenges but simply a result of gaps in the flow of gas from Nigeria.
On social media Amewu has been roasted for trying to justify ‘dumsor’ using some fancy word play. In the eyes of many, ‘intermittent outages’ is just a rebranding of ‘dumsor’.