November 19, 2018
Former Minister of energy and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembele, Emmanuel Kofi Armah Buah has predicted that Ghana is likely to go back to the “dumsor” era where there was consistent unstable power cut.

According to the former energy Minister there is no plan by the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration to add on to the power generating plan the previous government left.

He further added that as a nation we are not planning to address indebtedness of the power system.

“The National Democratic Congress (NDC) government addresses all these issues we got two thousand more megawatt on board and brought power solution, we have indigenous gas to address our energy sector problem”.

He challenged the media to check the current financial statues of GRICO and Volta River Authority (VRA); how are they doing? “I am worried if we are not careful we are going back to “dumsor”, it is very critical”, he lamented.

“Our energy sector levy is being used for pensions we are starving the utilities service providers and the debt keeps piling up, we had followed the plan of the previous administration we would have gotten close to our 2020 projection of universal policy on access to utility”.

Again we are not meeting our target of rural electrification, they are all stuck and we would be looking out for it in the budget, how government is addressing them.

He further pointed out that Saudi Arabia has announced a cut in crude oil and it means crude prices are going up, a gallon of petro fifty percent of that has tax element, we should be looking at this in the budget and it is the responsibility of government to be addressing this difficulties, he lamented.
By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/