General News of Monday, 4 January 2016
The 2016 presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention Dr. Edward Mahama has alluded that the power crisis that has bedeviled the country for over three years is as a result of corruption in government.
According to him, corruption is the root cause of all the problems that the country faces adding that if the country’s revenue was properly managed, Ghana shouldn’t have experienced dumsor.
Ghanaians have battled severe power cuts over the last three years with the nation’s power distributors sometimes shedding as much 650 megawatts during peak times.
The Power Minister Dr. Kwabena Donkor resigned last month after failing to fulfil his promise of ending the power crisis by the end of December 2015.
Dr. Mahama who is making a fifth attempt at the presidency after he dislodged Hassan Ayariga to get the nod to lead the party told Morning Starr host Nii Arday Clegg Monday that he would put in place structures to ensure that Ghana does not experience such situations again.
“Corruption is the reason why we have dumsor and I have said that I will be the David to fight the Goliath in Ghana which is corruption.
“Corruption is hurting me…I am saying corruption because the installed capacity for generating power is there and we are unable to pay for gas. Where is the money, everybody knows that Ghana is rich so its corruption,” Dr. Mahama said.
Dr. Mahama added that both the NDC and the NPP have failed and called on Ghanaians to ensure that the PNC wins the November elections.