May 30, 2024 1:48 pm

‘Dumsor is never going to return, but…’ – Energy Minister

Energy Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has said Ghana will not experience incessant power outages, otherwise known as ‘dumsor’ anymore. 

However, people should brace up for occasional outages intended to fix the deficits in the system, which he terms ‘dumsiesie’.

Commenting on the 2022 Budget Statement and Fiscal Policy on TV3’s ‘NewDay’ Thursday, November 18, 2021, Dr. Prempeh noted government intends to increase power supply which requires some amount of outages in fixing the necessary equipment for efficient exercise.

But, the usual rationing that befell the entire nation few years ago, he noted, is a thing of the past which would never be experienced again.

“Dumsor is never going to return but we are not done with dumsiesie. Let’s go back to the last four years in the previous administration when power was rationing everyday unlike the past three years in our administration where power has always been on”

“Government needs to invest in the sector to increase capacity and in the process, power need to go off for us to add the additional supplies and government will ensure the sector is efficient,” he told Johnnie Hughes whilst monitored.

The question, “is dumsor back” was posed to Dr. Opoku Prempeh due to the recent sporadic outages at various parts of the country making people question whether dumsor is back or not.

But the minister, who was surprised that dumsor is being mentioned during their administration threw the question back to the host if he is experiencing dumsor as a consumer, before saying Ghana will never experience the menace anymore.


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