General News of Thursday, 19 February 2015
Maverick politician Kofi Wayo has told Starr Drive host Bola Ray that he has a lot to offer the country, but Ghanaians do not take him seriously.
According to him, most of the challenges confronting the country are basic issues that can be fixed by Ghanaians themselves without assistance from the West.
He observed that the country appears to be struggling due to the over dependency on western support.
“All of you believe that the President should go overseas and get money and bring it back.
“I can help, but they don’t take me seriously because am too serious,” the United Renaissance Party (URP) founder said Thursday.
In his view, the energy crisis the country is currently facing is due to the incompetence of the managers of the country’s power sector.
He called on President John Mahama to be bold and sack his energy experts if he is serious about solving the energy crisis.
Ghana is currently shedding between 440 and 650 Megawatts of power during off-peak and peak periods as a result of a production deficit.
The production shortfall has come about due to poor hydrology of the three main hydro-electric power stations – Akosombo, Bui and Kpong – as well as lack of gas from the West Africa Gas Pipeline in Nigeria to supply gas to various thermal plants in the country.
As a result, both domestic and commercial consumers are bearing the brunt of the crisis, which Power Minister Dr Kwabena Donkor recently promised will end by December 2015.