Deputy Energy Minister in charge of Power, William Owuraku Aidoo, has disputed claims that dumsor is back.
Speaking to Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said the current outages being experienced nationwide is not dumsor but technical challenges.
The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has accepted blame for the total blackout experienced in some parts of the country Tuesday night, and apologised to Ghanaians for the outage.
Some parts of western and northern Ghana, as well as most parts of Accra were affected by the outage that happened few minutes after 7:00pm Tuesday. It was heralded by low current and fluctuations.
GRIDCo explained Wednesday that the power outage was caused by a system failure of its transmission lines in the west tripped together with all generating units at Aboadze, Bui, Asogli, Kpone and the Kpong generating Stations.
But social media has been awash with comments from users slamming Power Distribution Services (PDS) over the issue.
Ghanaians on social media said they expected improved services from the power service distributor after taking over from the Electricity Company of GhANA (ECG).
The Minister reiterated the blackout was due to technical challenges.
He admonished citizens to ignore the political propaganda by the opposition because dumsor, will never return like it used to be in the past under the Mahama led administration.
‘’We are experiencing technical challenges and not dumsor. We will not subject Ghanaians to dumsor like what we experienced for 5 years under the NDC. Those engaging in politics and claiming dumsor is back are being insincere. The NDC is looking for equalisation because they failed to deliver like we are doing now. They should not deceive Ghanaians by saying dumsor is back. That is not true,’’ he added.