General News of Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Source: myjoyonline

Mahama failed in handling of power crisis – Minority

The Minority in Parliament say the president’s fumbling with the energy crisis is the most dramatic failure of any leader in Ghana’s history as far as the management of power crisis was concerned.

According to the Minority, the current power problems should be blamed squarely on the government because the situation could have been averted if the President acted swiftly and prudently.

Minority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu made these statements when he presented what the Minority called the “True State of the Nation Address” on Wednesday.

He said the energy crisis unlike previous ones, was caused by shortage of gas and financial difficulties on the part of the Volta River Authority (VRA).

He said the VRA was unable to procure the right quantities of crude oil and diesel because the government was starving the power generator of badly needed funds.

“These factors… are within our control and we should not have allowed them to bring the level of energy crisis that we now have…”