Ghanaians are having to deal with what has generally come to be called us ‘dumsor’. It is the erratic power supply that usually ends up spoiling businesses or appliances. This is not the first times this is happening. Previous governments had to deal with this with the National Democratic Congress claiming they had fixed it.
This claim was debunked by the ruling New patriotic party who asserted that they were the ones who solved the crises. However, dumsor still remains. Those in charge however say that the erratic power supply is not dumsor but rather a maintaining on some systems, a procedure which is causing the outages. Yesterday, many parts of Accra were without lights and this culminated in many lambasting ECG for the crises.
Johnny Hughes, co-host of TV3’s New Day today, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 hit out hard at some politicians, GRIDCo and ECG. According to him both keep on explaining power outages without really telling Ghanaians the real issues that are causing the intermittent power supply.
“Shame on you. It’s because most of you have unexplained wealth just because you got into politics that you are telling us to keep quiet. When my lights go off I will complain. I am a citizen and not a spectator. You made me start using prepaid meters. I have about 300 cedis on it and yet I don’t have lights. These are monies I could have invested.
Stop writing love letters to me. Shame on you. Stop calling us names. They need to explain to us. They said it is not dumsor. What is our current situation? They need to explain. The elections are over and reality has kicked in. Some of us manage homes. We have kids. We pay bills. Let the people who take responsibility complain. They can’t always come and give us excuses. Those responsible should tell us what is wrong. We are tired of the love letters they bring out after the lights go off” Johnnie said.
According to GRIDCo and ECG, Accra and Winneba will witness severe power outages in May. It is however confusing as to why it is April and yet things are getting worse. What is really wrong? Maintenance of machines or lack of funds to power plants?
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