June 2, 2015

Parliament has summon the Minister for Power, Dr Kwabena Donkor, to appear before the House on Thursday to answer an urgent question on the persisting power crisis which continues to adversely affected almost the entire economy of the country.

The question stands in the name of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member for Nsawam/Adoagyiri, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, who wants to find out from the minister what measures the Ministry of Power has initiated to end the crisis and also what are the definite timelines for a total end to the power crisis.

Government has in the past given numerous promises and dates to end the power crisis which has persisted for the past three (3), years however those assurances have not been fulfilled which has led to the loss of lives, jobs, closure of businesses and also affected the lifestyles of citizens.

Power barges which were expected to arrive in the country from Turkey in April to salvage the power crisis are now expected in by September 2015.

Sections of the public are of the view that the government is not doing much to see the end of the power crisis popularly known as “dumsor” and it is expected that the Minister of Power’s answers in Parliament on Thursday will give Ghanaians some hope.

Hon. Dr Kwabena Donkor’s appearance in Parliament promises to be exciting and full of fireworks as the minority is anticipated to pin him down with several probing questions.