Andrew Egyapa Mercer, who happens to be the deputy minster of energy nominee said that he will work in collaboration with the Energy minister to help fulfilled the promise of President Akufo- Addo as indicated in his manifesto if he happens to be approve by the Appointment Committee.
On Wednesday 21st April 2021, his Excellency President Nana Akufo Addo submitted the list of his deputy ministerial nominees to the speaker of Parliament Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin prior to approval.
The President also added that, he is of hope that Parliament will on non partisan basis, collaborate to approve his second list of the deputy ministerial nominees as done for the ministers to enable them join government in the execution of policies and mandate in his second term.
Andrew Egyapa Mercer also added that, he is humbled and glad to be nominated as a deputy minister of energy among many.
The Sekondi MP on the issues of the current power outages said that;
" I' m sure we' re all aware of the issues that are confronting us. As we speak, of course largely because of the stability programme that GRIDCo is rolling out that has led to some power challenges that we are facing. We have been told that infrastructure that transmits our power which we know we have an excess because of the emergency power that was contracted between 2013 and 2015 which has put our energy generation at an excess of 5000 megawatts.
" When our peak demand is just around 3000 that infrastructure that then transmits the electricity to the consumer has been in place for upwards of 56 years when its lifetime really is in the region of 40 so consistently over the years we have not invested as much even though some work is going on in the grid, " as he explained.
He added that, there are ongoing project work at Pokuase Substation to help solved the intermittent power outage to help serve the general consuming public and the various industries.
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