February 1, 2015

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Emmanuel Kwabena Agyarko is blaming the ongoing spasmodic power supply to the “corruption, mismanagement and ineptitude under the Mahama-led government.”

According to him, the Mahama-led administration has failed to institute immediate to medium term solution to curb the three year long erratic power supply popularly known as ‘dumsor’.

The ongoing load shedding exercise is getting out of hand as many homes across the country have been deprived of power for days.

But there seem not to be an end in sight because power producers have indicated there is a production deficit and lack of adequate gas.

The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) has indicated it has been forced to shed over 600 megawatts of power due to lack of gas supply from Nigeria.

But speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Thursday, Kwabena Agyarko pooh poohed GRIDCo claims.

He indicated that worsening power crisis is because monies meant to buy light crude to power the thermal plants have been squandered by the Mahama-led government.

“If you have an installed capacity of 2,800 and we are forced to shed 600, there is an addition 2200 megawatts, so why is the dumsor getting worst” the Ayawaso West Wuogon MP quizzed.

Kwabena Agyarko said there is no end in sight because even the power producers cannot tell when the crisis will end.