Majority leader slams Minority over ”false claims” of the return of dumsor

The Majority Leader in Parliament Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has taken a swipe at the Minority over their attempt to paint a scary situation out of the recent outages experienced nationwide.

The Majority leader said the Minority and its members, have decided to engage in propaganda despite efforts by government to manage the energy sector better than what the incompetent Mahama administration did.

The Majority he noted has insisted that, the outages and challenges that confronted the energy sector some few years ago, were as a result of lack of funds and incompetence exhibited by the NDC.

He reiterated the position by Energy Minister John Peter Amewu that, dumsor will never return under the current Nana Addo led administration.

The Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu has assured Ghanaians that the country will not return to the dark days of dumsor under the watch of President Nana Akufo-Addo.

According to him, the recent challenges in the power sector are primarily due to technical issues.

He made the remarks in an address before parliament last week Friday.

The Minister in his address said: “The Ministry of Energy is currently working with the Volta River Authority to come out with the best way of repowering the T3 Plant. We shall therefore revert to you on this issue at the appropriate time. On this issue, let me say that events that led to previous governments experiencing prolonged outage of power, popularly known as Dumsor will never ever be witnessed in this country.’’

Shed Load

Meanwhile, the Power Distribution Service (PDS) has been advised to shed load at various Bulk Supply Points to ensure system stability in Ghana’s power distribution.

The advice came from Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) and was contained in a statement.

The statement signed by GRIDCo’s Head of Public Relations, Albert Kwasi Quainoo added that the construction has taken out of service the 330kV Aboadze-Tema transmission line traversing the road to enable the contractor to divert the power line.

GRIDCo anticipates that the construction works would be completed by Tuesday, March 19, 2019.


“GRIDCo has accordingly advised Power Distribution Services (PDS) to redistribute loads at various Bulk Supply Points to ensure system stability. This may result in outages to some electricity consumers,” the statement said.

“It is anticipated that the diversion works would be completed by Tuesday, March 19, 2019”.


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