Politics of Thursday, 21 February 2013
Asamoah Gyamfi has stated that the NDC government for the past four years has not initiated a single power-plant project as a long-term means of solving the energy crisis. According to him, the “government lacks vision” to accelerate the pace of establishing the gas project to generate power in the country.
The NPP communicator alleged that the Brazilian loan which was meant for a power plant in Pwalugu was instead used for the Eastern Corridor Road while the project was not only meant for a hydro dam but to serve as irrigation for Ghana.
He said the NDC government was not being truthful to Ghanaians on the issue of power generation since it has not shown any commitment to bail out the Volta River Authority (VRA)of the debt of $500 million it owes the suppliers of light crude.
He further stated that the Asogli power plant produced about 200 megawatts with a deficit of 200 needed to solve the energy crisis, but the Aboadze thermal plant which uses both gas and light crude is not being utilised to generate more power.
Asamoah Gyamfi said there are generators but until government provided money for VRA for light crude, the erratic power outage saga will not end because governments solution on the power cuts was not forthcoming.