Economist urges Gov’t to urgently solve power crisis

Business News of Monday, 2 March 2015


Ablakwa Kwarteng

An Economist with the University of Ghana, Dr. Eric Osei Assibey says the energy sector is the backbone of the Ghanaian economy, therefore, the government should adopt an urgent approach to solving the power crisis.

According to him, the energy crisis being experienced is the most intense and longest in the history of Ghana and government must execute programmes that will solve the problem to improve the living conditions of the people.

Dr. Osei Assibey was speaking on GTV’s Current Affairs programme, Talking Point, which discussed President Mahama’s State of the Nation Address delivered to Parliament last Thursday.

MP for Obuasi East, Kwaku Kwarteng says State of the Nation Addresses has become an exercise to praise government. This, according to him, does not augur well for the country.

For his par,t Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says the President was clear on the strategies to be employed to manage the crisis in the short and long-terms.

He said 1000 megawatts of power will be available by April to tackle the challenges and solve it once and for all by the end of the year.