Dumsor; This too shall pass- Afenyo Markin assures Ghanaians during tough times

Ghana’s Majority Leader and Government Business leader in Parliament, Alexander Kwamena Afenyo-Markin has urged Ghanaians to trust the government in overcoming the current power challenges.

The member of parliament for Effutu speaking at “Setting the Facts Right Press Conference” at Parliament House, highlighted the successes of the Akufo-Addo-Bawumia Administration since 2017.

He emphasized that despite tougher crises in 2020, 2021, and 2022, the NPP government has maintained stable electricity supply and should be relied upon to address the present power crisis.

“Seven years of no power outages during the most difficult economic times, in 2020, 2021, and 2022, when the cedi was suffering and the economy came to a standstill, we kept the lights on.” He told the presser saying “it should speak volumes about power efficiency and our competence in addressing critical economic challenges”.

Afenyo Markin admitted that Ghanaians are “experiencing power outages, but we are not complacent; we will tackle them head-on and resolve them as we did when we assumed office.”

“In any event, we know that for seven years, even during COVID-19, a critical moment when businesses came to a standstill and government revenue almost hit zero, the government kept the lights on. So, it’s a real challenge we are going through,” he said.

Last week, the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) faulted the Electricity Company of Ghana’s (ECG) attribution of power outages during peak hours to transformer faults is inaccurate.

The Commission in March directed the ECG to furnish with it data relating to all transformers and power outages that had occurred in the country.

PURC after analyzing the data submitted by ECG says it has established that only 3 out of the 647 outage incidents that occurred between 7 pm and 11 pm from January up until March 18, 2024, were related to transformers overload.

The ECG has declined to publish a load-shedding timetable despite pressure to do so.


source: mynewsgh.com

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