Politics of Wednesday, 4 February 2015
General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyepong has described as unnecessary Dr. Kwabena Donkor’s position as the Power minister.
He says scrapping the Energy ministry to make way for the Power ministry is a waste of resources.
Mr Agyapong believes despite this ‘dissipation’ of resources, the Mahama government is not being sincere about the true state of the energy crisis, but rather misleading Ghanaians.
“Over the last 6 years, the ruling NDC government has consistently demonstrated their inability to address the challenges facing the energy sector. Compounding the issue is the current Ministry of Power the government has created. It is not working.
“The Mahama administration is being insincere and misleading the Ghanaian people” he said on Okay FM’s morning show on Wednesday.
Ghana is currently shedding between 450 and 650 Megawatts of power during off-peak and peak periods respectively, as against the planned 250 and 350 Megawatts.
At a press conference on Monday, Dr Donkor said the Government was doing everything possible to reverse the situation. One of those measures is to increase the generating capacity by 1000 megawatts.
But Mr. Kwabena Agyepong has grave doubts about this promise.
“They should tell us the truth behind the energy crisis rather than keep mute and allow Ghanaians to suffer. They should make us aware, the state of the hydro and thermal capacity” he added.