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General News of Monday, 1 April 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Admit ‘dumsor’ is back, release management timetable – NDC to government

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has urged the Akufo-Addo government to admit that the recent power outages the country has been experiencing is a return of ‘Dumsor’ and take appropriate steps to resolve the situation as soon as possible.

The NDC in a statement expressed its disappointment in government’s failure to come clean on the true state of affairs as far as this worrying issue is concerned.

“Whilst Government spokespersons, including the Energy Minister, have over the period resorted to stonewalling excuses, and sometimes crafty subterfuge in an annoying attempt to explain away genuine concerns of Ghanaians, it has now become as clear as daylight that we are indeed in abnormal times. The fact of the matter is that, “Dumsor” is back; this has been corroborated by the African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP),” the statement read.

The party called on government to stop giving excuses and rather provide Ghanaians a load shedding timetable to allow people plan ahead.

"The NDC reckons that in the situation we find ourselves, the least expected from the Akufo-Addo government is candour and truthfulness to the facts. The managers of the power sub-sector must be sincere and transparent with Ghanaians. That the country is currently facing a deficit of power supply is a truism, and the earlier this power supply deficit (dumsor) is officially declared, and a load management schedule immediately published, the better it will be for all of us. Our citizens deserve the right, and must be accorded the respect of planning their daily lives in the face of these excruciating challenges."

Find the full statement below