Parliament has summoned the Minister for Power, Dr Kwabena Donkor, to appear before the House on Thursday and respond to an urgent question on the on-going power crisis (aka dumsor) which has virtually crippled every aspect of the economy.
The question stands in the name of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member for Nsawam/Adoagyiri, Frank Annoh-Dompreh. He wants to know from the minister the concrete steps the Ministry of Power has taken to end the crisis and also for the ministry to provide definite timelines for a complete end to the dumsor.
The MP told DAILY GUIDE that despite all the pressures from civil society groups – since the crisis started in 2012 – for the government to pay an urgent attention to the crisis, the problem has still persisted, resulting in untold destruction to businesses and for that matter, retarding the socio-economic development of the nation.
Also to appear before parliament this week is the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, who is expected to answer various questions to be posed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member for Keta, Richard Quashigah; NPP MP for Kwabre East, Kofi Frimpong; NPP MP for Bosome-Freho, Kwadwo Kyei-Frimpong, NDC MP for Bortianor-Ngleshie, Bright Demordzi and NDC MP for Wa West, Joseph Yieleh Chireh.
The aforementioned MPs want to find out from the minister what the ministry is doing to provide potable water to the people of Anyako, Konu and Seva in the Keta constituency of the Volta region; provide small town water system to the people of Ntonso in the Kwabre East constituency of the Ashanti Region; small town water system to Asiwa in the Bosome-Freho constituency of the Ashanti Region; help end the perennial flooding of Kokrobite and Sapeiman in the Ngleshie-Amanfrom constituency of the Greater Accra Region and also small town water system for Lassia-Tuolu, Nyoli and Vieri – all in the Wa West constituency of the Upper West Region respectively.
The Minister of Roads and Highways, Inusah Fuseini, will also be in the House to answer specific questions bordering on roads in some constituencies.
By Thomas Fosu Jnr
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