General News of Thursday, 19 February 2015
Source: Graphic Online
The Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidoho, has accused the largest opposition political party of contributing to the ongoing power crisis.
Speaking on Accra-based Joy FM Thursday, Mr Ayidoho accused the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of buying ‘toy generators’ in an attempt to manage the power crisis that hit the country in 2006.
Pointing out that those generators are no longer of any use, the NDC Deputy General Secretary said Ghana would have been served better if the President Kufuor-led NPP administration had built thermal plants instead.
Mr Ayidoho was reacting to comments by a leading member of the NPP, Mr Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, a.k.a Sir John, to the effect poor leadership on the part of the NDC was to blame for the power crisis.
Speaking on the same platform, Sir John described President Mahama’s government as corrupt, and insensitive to the plight of ordinary Ghanaians, stressing that the power crisis was killing Ghanaians and destroying businesses.
He said by dancing to Daddy Lumba’s ‘Yen Tia Obia” music, the President had demonstrated that he was not interested in the welfare of Ghanaians.
“Ghanaians are dying needless deaths in hospitals and losing their jobs,” the former NPP General-Secretary added.
His views were, however, rejected by Mr Anyidoho, who said that the government was working hard to end the crisis.