‘Dumsor’ is a financial problem; tell the truth— Asiedu Nketia jabs Akufo-Addo
The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has charged government to come clean on the current power crisis in the country.
According to him, the recent erratic power supply, known in local parlance as ‘dumsor’, is due to huge debts owed the power transmission and distribution companies.
Ghanaians have been breathing on the neck of government over the intermittent power supply across the country.
The electricity transmission company, Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) has explained the current power outage is due to upgrade of their transmission lines.
But, Mr Nketia on Tuesday in an interview on Asempa FM said the claim by GRIDCo was false.
He stated that in doing the upgrade, the engineers would not replace the existing transmission lines with new ones, stressing that the claim was just to mislead Ghanaians.
Mr Nketia said the weak financial situation is to blame for the delay in the upgrade of the transmission lines which has now resulted in ‘dumsor.’
He explained that the power companies have accumulated debts after the Akufo-Addo government reduced electricity prices ahead of the 2020 general election.
He cited how the Electricity Company of Ghana and GRIDCo had accumulated GH¢4 billion and GH¢600 million debts respectively due to the decision by the government to buttress his point.
The NDC scribe could not fathom why government is denying the existence of the problem when it is very clear for all to see.
“Leadership must be honest and forthright. Share the problem with the population to get some solutions,” he stressed.
Mr Nketia said until government invests more in the energy sector, Ghanaians will continue to sleep in darkness.