General News of Wednesday, 30 December 2015
The Ministry of Power has announced an end to load shedding in a statement released on Wednesday December 30.
The announcement is timely and significant as Ghanaians were eagerly looking forward to the resignation of the Power Minister Dr. Kwabena Donkor, who had repeatedly promised to resign by the end of the year if load shedding or ‘dumsor’ persists.
It is however unclear what this announcement means considering that the Power Minister recently gave different meanings to dumsor and load shedding.
In his view, load shedding occurs when there is inadequate power and so consumers share what is available.
He said dumsor which he explained as intermittent outages, is caused by technical faults which can happen at any time and cannot always be controlled.
In essence, he sought to say that he promised to end load shedding and not dumsor.
Therefore if his explanation is anything to go by, the latest announcement would mean that Dr. Kwabena Donkor has fulfilled his promise a day to January 2016, and can therefore escape the wrath of Ghanaians.