Politics of Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Minority Leader Osei-Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has described as unfair and uncharitable President John Mahama’s claim that Presidents before him only managed the country out of a power crisis.
According to him, the current President by his pronouncements was not true to the facts as statistics indicates that Rawlings and Kufuor added more power to the country’s energy generation than him.
President Mahama at the 2015 State of the Nation Address said unlike his predecessors, he would fix the energy crisis instead of managing it.
“I owe it to the good people of Ghana, I John Mahama would fix the energy crisis…,” the President said.
But the claim, Kyei Mensah-Bonsu said was not true since the two combined, contributed more than half of the country’s energy needs.
Jerry John Rawlings, he said, added 580MW with John Kufuor adding 1698MW.
These megawatts, he said are evidences of their contributions.
Offering various synonyms to the word ‘fix’ as used by the President, the Minority Leader asked the President to come again as it could indicate his unpreparedness to deal with the crisis.