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Amewu’s narration of power situation cannot stand the test of time—J J

Former Deputy Minister of power in the previous John Mahama administration, John Abdulai Jinapor has said the current Energy Minister, John-Peter Amewu’s narration of the current erratic electricity situation in the country cannot stand the test of time. 

 According to a presentation made by John Peter Amewu the current outages of power does not signify that “dumsor” is back as the Minority would want Ghanaians to believe.  

However, Mr. John Abdulai Jinapor in an interview with journalists in Parliament noted that, consumers of electricity would tell you that for more than a month power had been erratic and unstable.

“What they are doing now is what we call strategic knock offs, we have deficit so they are putting people off for three or five hours and managing the situation, they cannot manage any longer. That is why you are feeling the enormity of it now”.

He further pointed out that it is not a tripping off of a station in Achimota and that station is known as station H.

“Does Achimota supply the Northern sector of the country, the Northern part of the country is experiencing massive load shading of power, but power  moves from Aboadze through Prestea  and then to the Northern part of the country”.

The Minister is not telling the truth, I have worked in the sector and most of the power point have what we call automatic power feeders and switch offs, he noted.

“So when there is a problem at a section, what would happen is that the bulk power supply would knock off that area it ought not to affect the whole area anytime you see such a major issue that he says is a trip off. It is because the demand is out stripping the supply and when it happens that way we are going to have a major challenge”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com

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