Appoint new Power Minister now – Minority MPs demand 

The Minority in Parliament wants the President to appoint a new Power Minister to head the sector as soon as possible.

According to the Minority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, the magnitude of challenges in the power sector requires a steady hand to manage the ministry.

The Minority was commenting on a letter from the Presidency to Parliament on the appointment of three Deputy Ministers for the Eastern region, Foreign Affairs and Local Government.

“…the sudden transition that affected our own colleague Dr. Kwabena Donkor and because of the affliction this nation is experiencing, wouldn’t it be prudent to have a substituted minister of Power?”

But the Deputy Majority Leader, Alfred Agbesi, responded to the concerns saying the Minority should mind their own business.

“He has raised a good point but what I want to tell him is that, there is a popular saying that ‘di wo fie asem’ [mind your own business].”

Since the Minister of Power, Dr. Kwabena Donkor resigned from the position in December 2015; the ministry has been under the supervision of the Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper.

He is being assisted by the Deputy Power Minister, Abu Jinapor.

Dr. Donkor stepped down following his failure to fulfill his promise of solving the power crisis. Meanwhile, seven months after the Minister’s resignation, the President is yet to make a replacement.

By: Godwin A. Allotey & Duke Mensah Opoku/
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