Ghana's Energy Crisis Let's not politicize current dumsor - Jantuah

Vice Chairman for the Public Interest Accountability Committee PIAC, Kwame Jantuah, who is making this call said politicizing the issue would not augur well in finding an amicable solution.

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Ghanaians are being urged to avoid politicizing the current electricity interruptions otherwise known as dumsor.

Vice Chairman for the Public Interest Accountability Committee PIAC, Kwame Jantuah, who is making this call said politicizing the issue would not augur well in finding an amicable solution.

“I’m not sure whether we’re able to tap into the West African Gas pipeline but this is not a political affair, because it affects everybody. I guess if the NPP, CPP, NDP, PPP, PNC, were in power, what we are discussing today will not be different," he told Accra-based TV3.

Parts of the country have been experiencing interruption to electricity supply since the start of last week.

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Chairman of the Load Management Committee William Amuna, had explained that “the intermittent disruptions have occurred due to challenges in generation resulting from continuing absence of natural gas supply due to the extension of the maintenance works on the FPSO and persistent under-delivery of gas from Nigeria.”

This has created suspicion among the populace that Ghana could fall back into the regime of 'dumsor', in spite of assurances by President John Mahama in his state of the nation address that his government had overcome the four-year old crisis following a fairly stable power supply since January.

However, Mr. Jantuah said even though government is responsible for finding a solution to the problem, “It doesn’t benefit anyone to politicize it."

He added that the Ministry of Power must release information on the power situation to Ghanaians on a regular basis.

“If we don’t have the resource to buy crude then obviously we are going back to dumsor. I think the kind of information the ministry started with in terms of informing Ghanaians on a regular basis on what is happening should start now [sic]’’ Mr. Jantuah said.

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