A former Deputy Managing Director of the National Investment Bank (NIB), and an activist of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Alfred Thompson has blasted the Minority for criticising the government’s handling of the power situation in the country.
According to him the Minority MPs are hypocrites.
“The Minister for Energy has several times taken the media to sites to show the works that are ongoing. It is not as if we are hiding anything and I think so far NAPO has done a wonderful job in bringing everything to the known of Ghanaians.”
“How many years was the NDC hiding this dumsor and for how many years they couldn’t solve it? I think the Minority need to stop this their double standards on some of these issues and put Ghanaians first,” he said on Breakfast Daily on Citi TV.
The Minority in Parliament on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, took on the government over its management of the power sector.
Addressing a press conference, the Ranking Member of the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, John Jinapor, chided the government for its inconsistent communications on the current power challenges which have led to intermittent power cuts in parts of the country.
“It should be noted that since the beginning of the year, GRIDCo alone has given six different reasons for the major national outages aside the intermittent localised blackouts, with the most ridiculous reason being attributed to trees falling on high tension transmission lines,” Mr. Jinapor observed.
The Minority also suggested ten-point measures to the government to address the power challenges.
But Mr. Thompson believes government deserves commendation for being transparent to Ghanaians on the power challenges currently being experienced.
He also called on Ghanaians to bear with the government as it works to resolve the challenges with the power.
The Ghana Grid Company has attributed the current power challenges to maintenance works it is carrying out on its transmission lines.
A load shedding timetable has already been released for residents in Accra.