Politics of Friday, 20 February 2015
The former flagbearer-aspirant and founder of the United Renaissance Party (URP), Charles Kofi Wayo said the ‘Won Gbo’ demonstration organised by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was a “pointless” exercise.
“About the demonstration, it was great that they had it, but these same people led us before, we gave them the power for eight years and they didn’t do it and then now you ask me to go and march again” he told Bola Ray on Starr Drive Thursday February 19, 2015.
Flagbearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo led his party on Wednesday morning to carry a protest march across the national capital Accra.
The march dubbed ‘Won Gbo’ was in disapproval of the Mahama administration’s failure to solve Ghana’s energy crisis among others.
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 as explained by government communicators 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.
But speaking on the Starr Drive Mr. Wayo said all political parties are to blame for the energy problem.
“With this energy problem, we have to blame all and sundry. Kufuor made some bad choices too.”