Don’t mind Kwabena Donkor, he lacks merit; Ghana will never return to Dumsor – Energy Ministry fights back

The Ministry of Energy has allayed the fears of Ghanaians on a possible return of dumsor.

According to the Ministry, Ghanaians should discard any suggestion that the country will return power outages.

It said the main causes of dumsor under the erstwhile government was poor hydrology due to over-drafting of hydro dams, inadequate fuel supply to thermal plants and financial challenges have been addressed by the current administration.

It stressed that the total generation capacity added by this government is 421MW.

The Ministry in a rejoinder noted that its attention has been drawn to comments by former Minister of Power during the Mahama-led administration, Dr. Kwabena Donkor, suggesting the return of “dumsor”.

Dr. Kwabena Donkor is reported to have said that “dumsor” is imminent due to the “insignificant addition to our generation capacity.”

According to the Ministry, the claims made by the former Minister lack merit.

The Communications and Public Affairs Unit of the Energy Ministry has assured that the country is currently not facing challenges with power generation.

The Ministry has revealed that there is the prudent management of hydro resources which include the hybridization of hydro dams due to “the 250MW Bul Solar project of which 50MW has been commissioned and operationalized, with the next phases on-going, is to curb the challenge of over drafting of the Bui Dam.”

The Energy Ministry has urged Dr. Kwabena Donkor to first seek the correct information from the Ministry in future before going public.

The incorrect pronouncements made by the former Minister, the Ministry said has the tendency to mislead the public and cause unnecessary concerns.

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