General News of Thursday, 19 February 2015
National Youth Organizer of the NPP, Sammy Awuku has advised the NDC to seek spiritual help to resolve the energy crisis holding the nation firmly in its grip.
According to him, the NDC has run out of ideas on ways to resolve the crises due to the Mahama government’s incompetence, and the only solution is to seek the face of God.
“Nothing seems to be working (in Ghana) under this government. They are always hit by disasters and so (attempts they are making to) solve the energy issue will not even work. I think they need spiritual help,” he bemoaned on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show on Thursday, February 19, 2015.
Thousands of Ghanaians, especially sympathizers of the opposition New Patriotic Party, hit the streets on Wednesday to protest the worsening energy situation in the country which has left ‘lucky’ Ghanaians enjoying 12 hours of power and at least 24 hours in darkness. Leaders of the NPP, including flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo, his running mate Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, party executives and former ministers of state were all part of the demonstration.
Speaking on phone on the show, Mr. Awuku hinted that there will be more demonstrations across the country in the coming weeks if the energy situation shows no sign of improvement.
“How do the NDC want people to conserve their lights if they are not getting what is due them? I think they need to go through some spiritual exercise to eradicate this canker called dumsor.
“The situation we find ourselves in is not pleasant at all and so NDC should see the bigger national picture of the harm is causing Ghanaians. In fact, we need to drop this yam,” he declared.
On his part, a Deputy Communication Officer of the NDC, Fred Agbenyo accused the NPP of being behind the challenges the nation is facing.
“Anytime we are hit by any crisis, then the NPP are happy. What is their track record to advise us? If they had solutions to energy crisis, they would have done it long ago. The NPP should be ashamed of themselves if they think the situation will still persist” he said.