Presby Moderator naïve about energy crisis – Pratt

General News of Sunday, 15 March 2015


Rt Rev Prof Emmanuel Martey

Social commentator Kwesi Pratt Junior has scoffed at claims by the moderator of the Presby Church that he could fix the energy crisis facing the country in three months if he were the President.

Professor Emmanuel Martey in a sermon to a congregation in the Eastern region last week said the power challenges confronting the country is as a result of failed leadership.

“Listen, Ghana is not a big country to fix this problem. [In] four months you can solve it; at most [in] six months…

“If I were in charge, within three months I will solve the problem,” the plain-talking Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana said.

Reacting to the comments, the Managing editor of the Insight Newspaper said the cleric is naïve about the depth of the energy crisis.

“level of depravity and the poverty of his analysis clearly shows that he cannot be a minister. And I am pleading with the president to never make someone like Martey as minister.

“So if you employ somebody like Rev Martey as your energy minister, then we will be in ‘dumsor dumsor’ perhaps forever because he has no clue what the problem is.

“He is just playing to the gallery and the energy resources of the country should not be left in the hands of those who will play to the gallery” Pratt fumed on Radio Gold’s ‘Alhaji and Alhaji’ programme Saturday.