It’s not a myth that Nana Addo and his NPP government inherited a very stable power supply when power was handed over to them by John Dramani Mahama. Many top officials of government including Vice President Dr. Bawumia have admitted the fact that ex-president John Mahama fixed issues with power and even in abundance that we didn’t even need a huge megawatt of the power they inherited.
Today COVID-19 has become an excuse for the appalling performance of this government in every sector especially the economy and will soon blame the rampant power outages(dumsor) on covid as well. They blame our poor economic performance and the nuisance of borrowing on covid; now their inability to pay independent power producers (IPPs) will also later than sooner be blamed on the effects of covid.
Isn’t it obvious that the Nana Addo-led government has mismanaged our energy sector by their scandalous acts rather than covid-19?
Ameri renegotiation deal and the PDS scandal are classical examples of mismanagement of the energy sector (power) which comes nowhere near the effects of covid hence there should be a total rejection of this excuse if it surfaces in the future.
This government has been a total failure with energy distribution hence constant power outages and load shedding across the country.
Fellow Ghanaians, this power outage is not due to generational capacity as it was under John Mahama which led to Ameri and karpower coming to boost our generational capacity; this crisis is a result of the poorly mismanaged energy sector and cannot be lamed on Covid in the nearest future.
I urge all Ghanaians to fasten their seatbelt in the coming days and embrace ourselves with the discomfort of power outages due to the gross incompetence of this Nana Addo-led government.
(Bono East Regional Youth Organizer-NDC)