Audio Attachment: Listen to John Jinapor
Former Deputy Power Minister, John Jinapor has slammed the Akufo-Addo administration over recent power cuts that have hit certain parts of the nation.
For a while now, some areas in the capital city have been affected by total darkness resulting from irregular power supply from the Electricity Company of Ghana now Power Distribution Services(PDS).
Under the erstwhile Mahama regime, such occurrences were referred in local parlance as "dumsor", something that the previous government paid dearly when power changed hands to the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Although it is not common to hear many Ghanaians label the recent power cuts as "dumsor", the lot of the population however is worried over the situation among other economic challenges and calling on the Government of Ghana to address their concerns since they voted for a change in governance.
Speaking in an interview with host Kwame Nkrumah 'Tikese' on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' programme, John Jinapor blamed President Nana Akufo-Addo and his government for failing to rectify the energy problem.
According to John Jinapor, the energy sector under the Akufo-Addo administration is "financially bankrupt".
The government is unable to pay the energy providers - Karpower, Ameri and others - hence forcing them to shut down power to communities across the country, particularly the capital city.
“The energy sector today is financially bankrupt under this administration. Ghana’s energy sector is financially bankrupt," he said.
Some parts of Accra have been experiencing frequent power outage.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, communities like Lapaz, Abeka, Sowutum and Kasoa among others slept in total darkness.
People fear the era of "dumsor" has returned but the Power Distribution Services Ghana (PDS) following Tuesday's power outage has however debunked rumors that what the affected communities are facing is "dumsor".
John Jinapor however believes the President has failed Ghanaians with regard to the energy sector.