Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh is Energy Minister
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The Ministry of Energy has written in support of the sector minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, that Ghanaians who are demanding a timetable for the ongoing electricity power load shedding otherwise known as dumsor should provide some by themselves.

The Minister who is also the Member of Parliament for Manhyia South in the Ashanti region says although he admits there is dumsor, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration has performed better in the energy sector compared to their predecessors.

In an interview he granted the media during the launch of the NPP Ashanti region campaign, he said the ECG has said they are resolving the challenge and cannot provide a timetable, asking those calling for it to provide some themselves.

“Ask those who want it to bring it. If there is, I haven’t seen any timetable so if they say bring a timetable, what do you mean? The ECG says there is no timetable coming, why do you want to bring a timetable? Why would somebody get up and wish evil or bad for the country? When it is not planned you can’t bring it. Were you in Ghana under John Mahama? Did you live in this country under John Mahama?” he said in response to the question on demand for timetable.

The comments which has been deemed harsh and disrespectful by a section of Ghanaians, according to the Energy Ministry, was in the right direction.

In a statement issued Tuesday, March 26, 2024, and signed by the spokesperson of the Ministry, Kofi Abrefa Afena, he said the Minister was telling Ghanaians nothing but the fact.

A section of Ghanaians have been experiencing power crisis for some time now due to what the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) says is faulty transformers across parts of the country.

People have asked government to provide timetable to enable them plan for their activities, it says it doesn’t want to since the situation is only a temporal challenge which is being fixed.

But the situation has persisted since the last quatre of 2023 making people worried over the situation.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Energy subcommittee of Dr. Bawumia’s campaign team, Kwadwo Nsafoa Poku has assured that the power crises will be over by close of next week.

‘Dumsor’ to be over by next week – Chairman of Energy subcommittee of Bawumia’s Campaign team