General News of Thursday, 3 December 2015
The vice presidential candidate of the NPP, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has described the decision to import a power barge into the country to solve the energy crisis as one which does not make sense.
Addressing the media in Accra, he said his description is as a result of the fact that the country could have bought the barge instead of renting it.
The power Karpower barge will add 225 megawatts of electricity to the existing stock.
It is expected to augment power supply and help reduce the current load management popularly known as dumsor crisis that has collapsed businesses.
However, Power Minister Kwabena Donkor is cautioning Ghanaians not to overly rejoice since the arrival of the power barge does not mean an end to the country’s power crisis.
“Let me say that the arrival of the barge will not solve all our problems; it will make a contribution” he stressed during a short ceremony at the Tema harbor for officials of Karpower to formally handover the power barge to the government Sunday.
But Dr. Bawumia maintains that government has not been fair to Ghanaians with the incessant promises to end dumsor which are yet to be fulfilled.
The ’emergency’ barge has been rented for 10 years.