During the regime of Ex-President John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), they accepted the fact that the distribution of electrical power was having challenges. But the administration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) want Ghanaians to believe that the only challenges we are encountering in the recent blackout are the fact that some repairs are being done.
The Member of Parliament for Manhyia South Constituency and current Minister for Energy, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has explained that the recent light out cannot be called 'dumsor' as Ghanaians used to term under John Mahama's regime but rather 'dumsiesie' because the only reason for the recent blackout is the fact that the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is carrying out maintenance of its main lines.
And because of the safety of workers, the light has to turn off for maximum protection. Some Ghanaians know that this main repair that the Minister is talking about can only be done during the day but to their surprise, the light has been going off at night. So some Ghanaians have started questioning the Energy Minister: Is the ECG carrying out main repairs on their lines at night? If not what is causing the light to go off at night?
This morning, Tilapia the Cartoonist has also released a cartoon asking the same question. With his cartoon, there is a laptop and a lantern on a table, and checking the sky view, it is in the night but the light is out. What Tilapia was trying to portray in the cartoon is that the Minister told Ghanaians that they repairing electrical faults but actually repairs are not being done at night. The 'y3dum siesie' is actually a trick.
Check out reactions from some Ghanaians on Facebook:
A Facebook user known as Kojo Wiseman reacted that "I never knew ECG workers work in the night too".
Another Facebook user known as William Danso reacted that "This blackout is really disturbing paa".