An aspiring National Women’s Organiser of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mariam Sinare, says the people of Ghana should blame God for the current energy crisis and not President John Mahama.
She said it was unfair for Ghanaians to continue blaming the President when they knew it was God who was supposed to provide rains for the water level in the Akosombo Hydro Electric Dam to rise, to enable the nation receive constant power supply.
The Volta River, on which the Akosombo Dam was built, had been recording low water levels of late and managers of the dam said it was contributing to the ongoing power rationing in some major cities.
Furthermore, there had been a reduction in energy generation capacity because the Asogli thermal plant had been shut down, while the T3 and T2 thermal plants were also out of operation for now due to technical problems, and this had compelled the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), the main suppliers of electricity, to release a load-shedding timetable for the public.
In spite of criticisms that the government had not done enough in the energy sector, Hajia Sinare told Citi FM’s ‘Point Blank’ segment on Eye Witness News last Friday that ‘we should blame God instead.’
She said it was only God who could produce rain for the Akosombo Dam and not President Mahama or the NDC government, insisting that the ruling government was trying hard to make Ghanaians comfortable.
‘The NDC government and John Mahama are trying their best. But look at Akosombo, we are not to put water in there; the water is supposed to come from God. So that is our prayer now, for God to bring down His water for us so that the people of Ghana will be happy,’ she said.
She insisted that President Mahama had done a lot to improve Ghana’s energy needs compared to previous governments, and called for more support for the government.
‘Some villages that had not seen light before, have seen light under the NDC government,’ she touted the NDC’s track record in the energy sector.
Hajia Sinare is competing with two others—Margret Tsravra and Hajia Zinabu—to become Women’s Organiser for the NDC.
Incumbent National Women’s Organiser, Anita Desooso, has decided not to seek re-election.
By William Yaw Owusu
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