Minority's Take On Energy Sector Is Riddled With ‘Untruth and Inaccuracies’ - John Jinapor

The Energy Ministry has described as unfortunate accusations that the country’s energy sector is in crisis and is being destroyed by the Mahama led administration. The Minority Members of Parliament at a press conference on Monday accused the current administration of poorly handling the affairs of the energy sector. The press conference led by Minority Spokesperson on Energy, Hon. K.T. Hammond stated that “the energy sector is so riddled with corruption, inefficiency, indecision, self-interest and misguided and inappropriate policies that it has become a drag on the economic transformation of the country”. According to the opposition NPP, it is obvious that the NDC government has no clue in managing the energy sector, leading to various energy crisis. “It is obvious that under the NDC Government, the Energy sector of Ghana has clearly become unfit for purpose and in need of a massive outbreak of sanity,” they indicated. However, in a quick rebuttal, John Jinapor, Deputy Minister in charge of Energy and Petroleum, said it was regrettable that Hon. K.T. Hammond “will descend so low…” According to him, most of the issues raised at the press conference is riddled with ‘untruth and inaccuracies’ because ‘there’s been an improvement in the energy situation in Ghana’ “We are dealing with issues that all of us must discuss as a country and find appropriate answers and responses to; using words to distract government is political. It cannot be the case that the energy sector is collapsing. There’s been an improvement but to engage in petty attacks here and there, trying to label the government is unfortunate. I just don’t want to engage in unnecessary political discourse and partisan politics…” he told Citi Eye witness news. He rather advised the minority to focus on the substantive issues of finding lasting solution to the few challenges the energy sector is facing instead of engaging in ‘unnecessary politicking’ “Let’s rather look at issues of substance and deal with it; there may be challenges and we will not shy away from it. As a former minister, Hon. K.T. Hammond should give a little credit to the technical team at Aboadze. What he is doing is against the interest of the nation and I am surprised he’s taken politics to this level…it’s unfortunate that he will descend so low...I think we can ignore this kind of politicking…” he added.