Eastern regional chairman of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP,) Kwaku Fredua-Agyeman, has taken a swipe at President John Dramani Mahama, asking him to stop talking and find solutions to the challenges confronting the country.
According to him, Ghanaians have ran out of patience on the current economic hardships coupled with the “dumsorproblem,” stressing that instead of the president addressing the challenges, he continues to make more promises without any solution at hand.
The PPP regional chairman, who spoke to Today during the 58 Independence Day parade held in Koforidua, said Ghanaians have nothing to celebrate since the country has seen no major transformation.
In his estimation, there are alternate sources of energy.
He said Akosombo was built when electricity demand in Ghana was low, insisting that “indeed the main reason it was built was to feed the American-owned aluminum smelter which was allocated 80% of the output. It’s an old cow from which you can’t expect much more milk, and some years will be dry ones…”
“I’ve just checked the Takoradi tide table and it doesn’t look like tidal power is a solution for Ghana. The two most viable non-thermal routes for Ghana for electricity generation look like being solar (several projects now being implemented,)” he added.
According to him, President Mahama’s assertion that he will “fix dumsor” was just “rhetoric giving the magnitude of the problem that we are faced with.”
“…And he needs to bring people to the table to come up with a long term permanent solution instead of rhetoric
He said 58 years after independence “we should be doing something more progressive to transform the country,” adding that the citizenry want to see actions and solutions to move the country forward.
He, therefore, urged the president to welcome ideas from other political parties whose ideas can help find solution to the current “dumsor” challenge to build a unified nation.
On elections, Mr. Fredua-Agyeman said Ghana should have adopted electronic (e-) voting by now because it was matured in democratic governance.
The e-voting concept, he explained, would make the elections more authentic and faster since the results can be projected minutes after the election, citing the success of the system in India to buttress his argument.
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