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General News of Sunday, 22 December 2013

Source: peacefmonline.com

Energy Minister refuses to comment on "dumsor dumsor"

One way to fish out underperforming and mediocre ministers is to evaluate their work at a given time. For this reason, the Policy Unit at the Presidency informed Ghanaians that as from last Tuesday, performances of ministers would be appraised.

Under the agreements, Ministers' continuous stay in office would depend on their performance and delivery to meet the development agenda of the government and their initiatives that could enhance accelerated growth and development.

The presentation of the reports will afford the government the opportunity to determine the performance of all the Ministers and to provide corrective measures to where they fall short.

One ministry that has faced an open difficulty is the Energy ministry. The issue of “dumsor dumsor” (erratic power supply) together with the unfulfilled promises to resolve the problem, has indeed placed the sector at an unenviable position.

It therefore came as no surprise when the current minister of energy, Emmanuel Kofi Bua, failed to hand himself a good mark when he was given the opportunity to do so. Speaking to Joy FM, the minister deliberately refused to say the ministry had done a tremendous job for the nation but consciously approached the matter in a way that made it clear that he personally, knew all wasn’t well with his ministry.

He was right to have taken that approach considering how the sector has woefully and miserably failed the nation.

The appraisal forms part of President Mahama's resolution to ensure transparency in governance.

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