Minister of Energy Matthew Opoku Prempeh has called on Ghanaians to prepare to suffer ‘systematic power outages’ from May, but insists that the outages are not a return of ‘dumsor’.
NAPO held a press briefing Thursday to inform Ghanaians about the ongoing power challenges plaguing the country which has led many to say ‘dumsor’ has returned.
According to him, Ghanaians would suffer more of these ‘light off’ in May due to ongoing maintenance works on the Pokuase and Kasoa power substations.
He also maintained that these power cuts would be ‘systematic power outages’ and definitely not ‘dumsor’.
“Just two days ago, I received a letter from the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) who are helping to upgrade the Pokuase and Kasoa substations just two days ago, informing me that the progress of the substation is such that in the month of May, around my birthday, there is going to be systematic power outages,” he said.
He added that government is in consultation with GRIDco and ECG to ensure the public would be adequately informed of the outages before it happens.
He added that these maintenance works are necessary because: “Ladies and gentlemen, the power system involves machines and equipment as a result, maintenance processes are scheduled in order for the machines not to break down,”
The NPP, despite promising to solve the power situation, have not made any progress in the 4 years since coming to power.
Now faced with a return of dumsor, they are rather playing ‘branding’ games with dumsor, calling it systematic power outages and other nonsense instead of working on it.
It’s typical of Ghanaian politicians and perfectly shows why this country definitely has no future.