Politics of Friday, 20 February 2015
A vice chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has called on Ghanaians to ignore the explanation of two key NDC communicators on the current energy crisis.
The former Fanteakwa Member of Parliament (MP) said the explanations of a communications consultant at the Presidency, Sam George and Eastern Regional Chairman of the NDC, Bismark Tawiah Boateng on the energy crisis remain invalid.
The vociferous Presidential Staffer, Sam George had claimed that the current energy crisis is due to the incompetence of engineers at the Volta River Authority (VRA).
To him, the engineers after receiving thousands of dollars as salary coupled with juicy work benefits have no excuse to let the nation go through the current crisis.
“The engineers at the VRA have so many questions to answer as far as this energy crisis is concerned,” he said.
The Eastern Regional chair, on the other hand, also attributed the current epileptic power supply to the inability of President John Dramani Mahama to sack ‘pensioner engineers’ at the VRA.
The ‘pensioner engineers’ he claimed are NPP members who were working to sabotage the current administration.
These and several unsavory comments from NDC communicators on the energy crisis, Ofosu-Ampofo said on Accra-based Peace fm on Thursday, must be ignored by the public.
“They do not represent the official position of the party…those attacks are unfortunate and untrue…,” he said.
‘Bra Sammy photoo’ as he is known, further debunked arguments that the extension of electricity to several rural areas in the country is stretching the country’s meager energy supply.
The NPP have accused the government of embarking on a rural electrification project without increasing the generation capacity of the country.
This path, they claim was embarked upon by the government for propaganda purposes.
But according to him, the country has more than the needed capacity to support electricity to rural communities.
He also added his voice to assurances from various NDC communicators that power badges are on high seas and would arrive in Ghana any time soon to solve the crisis.