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Mahama solved "dumsor" and left Ghana with excess megawatts; NDC sets the records straight

One of the topical discussions that preceded the 2016 General Elections, was the frequent power outages, affectionately christened by Ghanaians as "dumsor". Many businesses that replied on electricity either wound up or were distressed. John Dramani Mahama, the then president argued that the erratic power supply the country was experiencing was not a result of his incompetence, but a systematic problem that had remained unsolved by successive governments, and expressed his ability to have lasting solutions to it.

It will be recalled that the nation suffered some level of erratic power supply during the era of former president John Agykum Kuffour in 2007. This necessitated a massive investment in the construction of the Bui Dam and other interventions. This development seems to be inadequate to meet the growing needs of power as the country gradually move from agriculture to industry, hence the nation was plunged into a worse form of "dumsor" from 2012.

But before the 2016 General Elections, the National Democratic Congress constructed some huge infrastructure that seem to have minimized the dumsor to its lowest ebb. The National Democratic Congress brought the Ameri power plants and others that stabilized the power supply. However the governing New Patriotic Party debunked the claims that the power crisis was a result of low capacity, they insisted it was the inability to fuel the existing plants that caused the erratic power supply, which they solved when they came to power, hence should be credited for the improved power supply we experience now.

But in a Conference to climax the thank-you tour of the former president held today November 10 , the National Democratic Congress maintained that the erratic power supply was solved by John Dramani Mahama. They pointed out that, the 2020 flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress left the country with excess megawatts of power.

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