Dumsor Crisis: Gov’t Must Be Tough On VRA- Nana Boadi

Over the years, successive government have pumped hefty amount of money into the energy sector to stabilize the power situation in the country.

Their effort is yet to pay off and the Greater Accra regional Chairman of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP), Nana Boadi, has charged the current administration not to treat agencies like the Volta River Authority (VRA) with kids any more.

In his view, VRA is to be blamed for contributing massively to our unimproved power situation. For some time now, Ghanaians have been experiencing power outages forcing many to believe the era of ‘dumsor’ isn’t dead.

The Ministry of Energy has watered down fears claiming in a stament that it expects that normal uninterrupted power supply will resume by Tuesday (today).

“We wish to state that with the tie-in operation successfully completed, and coupled with the measures we put in place including procurement of fuel and increased power supply from La Cote d’Ivoire, the [power] situation will normalize from 27th February 2017,” a statement signed by the communications officer at the ministry, King A. Wellington, said.

However Nana Boadi, in participating as a panel member on ATV’s Asem Yi Di Ka show, stated that he is baffled Ghana hasn’t found a permanent solution to the ‘dumsor’ crisis despite the huge moneys the nation has pumped into the energy sector.

He stated that our failure to find solutions to the problem could either mean that someone working at any of the agencies in charge of our power situation is benefitting heavily from the ‘dumsor’ crisis and wants the situation to remain the same.

“Someone is benefitting from the power crisis and doesn’t want to do the right thing…take a look at people who work at VRA, they live like they reside at the Buckingham Palace…the cost of producing electricity in South Africa, a country with a bigger economy than Ghana is cheaper than here. Isn’t this mind boggling? VRA workers are always asking for funds and riding in luxury cars that don’t contribute to power production” he said.