General News of Monday, 28 December 2015
Minister of Power Dr Kwabena Donkor has maintained that his undertaking to end the nationwide load-shedding by year end still holds.
He, however, pointed out that routine outages as a result of overload or repairs to power transformers may result in what Ghanaians have come to know as dumsor.
Therefore, he adds, that he has struggled for the past weeks to explain to Ghanaians the difference between load-shedding, which he promised to end, and dumsor.
Speaking on Accra-based Joy FM on Boxing Day, Dr Donkor, who is also Member of Parliament for Pru East Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region, cited that evidence to fully fulfill his undertaking is clear in the fact that for the past three days, there has not been load-shedding anywhere in the country.
He said outages experienced in any part of the country within that period may be due to a reason other than load-shedding.
Ghanaians are awaiting the next move of the Power Minister as his self-imposed deadline to end load-shedding nears.
At a meeting with Parliament’s Government Assurance Committee over the week, Dr Donkor clarified that his deadline is “give or take” two weeks – from January 1.