The founder of the Danquah Institute, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has urged the Akufo-Addo administration to solve the current menace of dumsor to avoid any occurrence of losing power.
According to him, Ghanaians will not forgive the government if the current ‘dumsor’ is not fixed properly and permanently.
In a facebook post sighted by thepublisheronline.com, the staunch member of the governing New Patriotic Party said, Ghanaians voted out the Mahama-led administration for various reasons including their inability to resolve the four-year ‘dumsor’, the same can happen to any government that will not be able to deal with any energy crisis in the country.
”However, history tells us that when you give a deadline deliver on it! It has serious political consequences if you don’t! The nightmare of over 4 years of dumsor under the NDC is still alive in our memories. Please note: only John Mahama and his campaign will ‘benefit’ from a resurrection of dumsor!” – his post reads.
Mr Gabby further expressed optimism in the works of the Energy Ministry and his able team of solving the current crisis.
Below is the full post by Mr. Otchere Darko:
Amewu and his team are clearly working under very difficult circumstances in their efforts to fix the current situation to keep the lights on. Ghanaians are getting very unhappy and not only because of this temporary power cuts situation but also because they say they are given no clear prior notice that their area will be affected before the lights go off. That is not on! Again, we should also remember that Ghanaians will not forgive this Govt if this temporary situation is not fixed properly and permanently, which from all indications should be fixed well and I have every confidence in the capacity of Amewu and his team to deliver.
However, history tells us that when you give a deadline deliver on it! It has serious political consequences if you don’t! The nightmare of over 4 years of dumsor under the NDC is still alive in our memories. Please note: only John Mahama and his campaign will ‘benefit’ from a resurrection of dumsor!
The people remember all so bitterly the multiple promises John Mahama gave since August 2012, repeated in 2013, renewed in 2014, revived in 2015 and reinforced in 2016 and yet, not a single one of them to kill dumsor was met until the electorate finally decided to turn off his presidential light on 6th Dec, 2016. It can happen to any Govt that fails to deliver on this all important service. You fail on power you lose power. Simple!
The report below of 28 May, 2014 reminds us all so well of how Mahama and his Govt toyed with us over their incompetence to tackle dumsor.
Read the news extracts from the link (Myjoyonline) below: “President John Mahama had indicated that normal supply of power will resume in October 2012, but that was missed. Undeterred, he promised that the power rationing will end by November 2013, but that date too was missed.
“Following in footsteps of predictions, the Minister of Energy and Petroleum Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah also stated that the load shedding would end by the first week of May 2014. It has worsened.” And, on and off our lights were and on and on the false promises continued until the NPP took over. Dumsor has electoral consequences!