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Power Sector, My Greatest Challenge…No More Promises - Prez Mahama
 
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12-Jan-2016  
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President John Dramani Mahama has said the most disturbing area of governance that takes up most of his time and attention as president is the power sector.

According to him, as close as the country was towards solving the problem of ‘dumsor’, there was still a gap even though there have been some major improvements with supply.

He was answering a question on his numerous failed promises to end the energy crisis.

Speaking at his Annual Flagstaff Meet The Press on Tuesday, the president said rather lightheartedly that he had learnt not to make any predictions again on the energy crisis facing Ghana.

He would prefer the “technical people” tell Ghanaians when a panacea will be found for the crisis.

I believe that in the next eh!, let me not predict, in the next short while, we will be able to overcome the problem of load shedding. I have learnt to leave it to the technical people to talk about and they are having a major press briefing tomorrow [Wednesday]," he stopped shy of promising.

President Mahama indicated that the press briefing by the technical people will touch on a scheduled routine maintenance that Atuabo Gas Plant is set to undergo, adding that gas will stop flowing for them to re-tune the plants.

…they (technical people) will inform Ghanaians where we are currently in respect of resolving the power crisis permanently…We now as a result of the work we did have sufficient generation, the major problem now will be to provide the fuel and so we need to resolve the issues to do with the West Africa Gas Pipeline,” he said.

He noted that his government is doing all it could to permanently stop the load shedding management which have been a problem in this country for years but have always been managed and not solved totally.

We need to forecast on our demand for power generation to prevent future misfortunes as we have today, and that is my target as a president,” he indicated.

He however advised Ghanaians especially, ministries to pay their electricity bills to help government solve the energy crises facing the country.
 
 
 
Source: Elizabeth Semiheva/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
 
 

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