Power crisis: Amewu must resign – Mutawakilu
The Minority Spokesperson on Mines and Energy, Adam Mutawakilu has called for the resignation of Hon. Peter Amewu, Minister of Energy at the Akufo-Addo’s administration over the recent power crisis facing the country.
According to the Damongo MP, Peter Amewu communications about the recent power challenges to Ghanaians has been on a promise agenda with no fulfillment.
“We are expecting him to tend in his resignation because in November he promised us and it did not happen and he is still promising and you are taking it? We do not need to take him serious,” Mutawakilu said in an interview with Journalists on Friday, 15 March 2019.
He also attributed the recent power outages to liquidity challenges, adding that, the five days period given by the Minister to end the crisis should be rejected.
“Last night I slept in darkness. You know the Minority raised the issue that we are back to ‘dumsor’ and in November Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) gave the same explanation that it is due to technical challenges and I said it is because we do not have money. Since November, we have consistently had load shedding and it is not as widespread as it has happened the day before and, as we speak, many other areas are still experiencing it,” he lamented.
“There is a huge shortfall of 1,000 megawatts and I want President Nana Akufo-Addo to officially declare dumsor and come out with a load shedding timetable because this is causing a lot of havoc to businesses and he must do the honourable thing by officially declaring dumsor,” Mutawakilu stated.
Power outages to be over in 5 days – Amewu
Meanwhile Peter Amewu on visitation to some sub stations in parts of Accra on Thursday disclosed that, the power outages being experienced in parts of the country will be over in five days.
“Definitely because of the construction work (Pokuase interchange) that is ongoing there is the need for them to halt the transmission of power for this period and so these some of the problems but my expectation thinking is that it is going to be completed withing five days. But we have put in measures to minimize the impact,” he told the media.