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Nana Addo's claim that dumsor will not return untrue — IES

Nana Amoasi VII, serving as the Executive Director of the Institute of Energy Security (IES), has contested President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's claim that Ghana has effectively addressed its intermittent power supply problem.

Dumsor

During the annual May Day celebration in Accra, Nana Addo declared that the power supply challenges, commonly known as dumsor, were a thing of the past.

He assured Ghanaians that dumsor has been resolved, and there are no plans for its return.

However, Nana Amoasi VII, in a conversation with Accra-based Citi FM, cautioned the president, highlighting that his assertions did not align with the current reality.

He noted instances of power outages in various areas including Weija, Ekumfi, Mankessim, Nungua, and Tema Community 2 and 25 between Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as some deficiencies in the power system.

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Nana Amoasi VII stressed the importance of the president's statements being grounded in the actual situation rather than solely relying on advisors.

Expressing concern that the president's advisors may not be offering an accurate portrayal of the ongoing power challenges, Nana Amoasi VII urged caution in the president's pronouncements, warning against potentially misleading the public about the true state of the country's power supply.

"The first thing that we picked from the president’s statement is that today he is admitting that under his tenure, there has been dumsor. And so he made it clear in his statement that the load shedding that we are seeing is probably normal…To say that the issues have been dealt with is misleading and we pray that the handlers of the president will rather lead him than mislead him. Sometimes the president looks awful in the eyes of industry players, the watchers and even consumers.

"I am sure any pronouncement that he made is contingent on what they tell him but he must be very careful because the handlers are not putting out what the issues are. The value is the same. We’ve just seen a bit of change last night but if the president says that yesterday we didn’t experience dumsor anywhere around the country, that is untrue. I can recount some few places we have checked," he stated.

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