An activist of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Dzifa Gunu has taken a swipe at the Minister for Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh who is affectionately referred to as Napo, over the worsening power crisis in the country particularly in Greater Kumasi. The NDC activist finds it to be ridiculous for the Minister to be engaging in talk shows and webinars about the situation at the expense of taking some drastic measures to resolve the problem within the energy generation sector.
Dzifa Gunu posted on his Facebook page, an artwork of a planned dialogue organised by the Institute for Energy Policies and Research (INSTEPR) and the African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP), with the Energy Minister being a guest to deliver the key note address. The conversation centers on the current electircity situation of Ghana, and has industry players such as the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCO) and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
With a #Pressure as an introductory to his criticisms, Dzifa Gunu argued that the Minister is only engaging himself in needless ventures whiles the situation lurks. He argued that the power crisis is basically as a result of financial malfeasance which had led to government's being incapacitated of procuring enough crude to power electricity generation turbines.
"NAPO is not serious, he and Akufo-Addo has plunged us into Dumsor and we know its as a result of the financial malfeasance leading to unavailability of funds to purchase crude that's causing it
"Instead of him to sit his buts down and FIX it he is going to talk."
He contends the Minister in his previous portfolio as Minister for Education underperformed and mess up the educational sector. Dzifa Gunu fears the worse could hit his new officesoon.
"He messed up the Educational Sector and he is visiting that ineptitude onto the energy sector too."
In the face of this eratic power supply, government had insisted that the country is not in the dread 'Dumsor' situation admit was some years back under the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama's administration. Yet, some loadshedding schedule has been released to inform the public about the planned outages in their respective communities.
It is expected that in this conversation which is scheduled for 8 April, 2021, the Minister for Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh and the agencies within his ministry, particularly GRIDCO could explain what the situation is about.