The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Emmanuel Kwabena Agyarko, has called on President John Mahama to be candid with Ghanaians on the current energy crisis in the country.
According to him, Ghanaians are getting impatient with what he described as the litany of unfulfilled promises by government .
Kwabena Agyarko was discussing the impending 12 hours load shedding exercise on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme, Tuesday.
The load management exercise by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is as a result of shortage in the supply of gas from Nigeria. The Minister of Energy, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, is currently in Nigeria to negotiate for the supply of gas.
But Kwabena Agyarko blamed government for the current predicament because it failed to tell the truth.
“This is something they should have told us four months ago; the challenges were staring us in the face and yet they told us lies”, he stated.
The Ayawaso West Wuogon MP cited how government continuously assured Ghanaians of constant supply of electricity, when in fact it knew the situation was worst.
“They [ECG] have disrupted our lives for the last four months because President Mahama was not bold enough to tell Ghanaians to real situation on the ground. The good people of this country deserve some explanations; it is not right”, he bemoaned.
Kwabena Agyarko said “truth hurts but it will set you [Mahama] free; I prefer the situation, where you [Mahama] will be honest and bold with us”.
Meanwhile, ECG is set to roll out a time table for load shedding on Wednesday March 19, 2014.
Head of Public Relations of the ECG, William Boateng has indicated that power will be rationed until the Volta River Authority (VRA) and GRIDCO have enough gas to power the plants.