June 19, 2024

Minister of energy Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has admonished his colleagues to file an urgent question on the current power situation in the country when they were not satisfied on his answer on an urgent question on whether there is load shedding with the current outages.

According to the Minister, as at the time the question was asked there was no load shedding as at March of 2024.

He further pointed out that the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) does not fall under his ministry when a member wanted to know his opinion on the disagreement between the ECG and the PURC.

Whiles the ECG said there was no load shedding the PURC disagreed that there was load shedding.

But the response of the Minister did not go down well with some members on the Minority side, especially Member of Parliament for Asuogyaman Thomas Nyarko Ampem who pointed out that Ghanaians want to know if there is load shedding ongoing today. He said the Minister should not depend on a question filed two months ago that is currently being answered but respond based on current happenings.

The Minister noted, “I take my parliament seriously; I have been here three times to answer the urgent question and all the three times the questioner was absent. Come formerly with question on the current power situation in the Country, I will come to the House and answer question on the floor. I do understand my colleagues want to ask questions; if there is current load shedding. There has not been load shedding in the last one week; I can say there is no record that is not the way this House works. I am available to answer any urgent questions”, he added.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com