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Former Deputy Minister of Energy and Member of Parliament For Yapei-Kusawgu constituency, John Jinapor has given a 24 hour ultimatum to the Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu to publish an already prepared Load Shedding Time Table for the current power crisis the country is facing.

Acoording to him it is worthy to note that GRIDCo has been clandestinely shedding about 200MW since the first week of February this year. 

Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ programme, he noted that ECG has admitted that they are shedding power across the country but the ministry has instructed them not to issue a time table to that effect.

“I therefore call on the Akufo-Addo-led Government to immediately desist from the blatant deception and publish the Load Shedding Time Table to enable Ghanaians plan their daily schedules,” a statement signed by John Jinapor stated.

“The Minister of Energy is hereby put on notice that failure to comply within 24 hours will compel us to explore all available options under the 1992 Constitution and the Standing Orders of Parliament not excluding a vote of censure on him,” he added.

Read Below a Copy Of The Statement

The Minster for Energy, Mr. Peter Amewu must with immediate effect lift his unlawful gagging orders which he has imposed on the Power Sector SOEs preventing them from publishing an already prepared Load Shedding Time Table.

It is instructive to note that GRIDCo has been clandestinely shedding about 200MW since the first week of February this year with no end in sight.

Let me be clear, that the dreaded DUMSOR which the Mahama administration resolved is sadly back due to the ineptitude and mismanagement of the energy sector.

Ironically, this Government has consistently maintained that the nation has too much power generation and does not even know what to do with the excess capacity.

Today the Ministry of Energy having been exposed badly with the current DUMSOR the nation is witnessing is moving away from its earlier position that Power outages was solely a result of financial challenges.

For the records, this Government has not procured a single drum of Light Crude Oil (LCO) since 2019 which is a key substitute for Gas.

I therefore call on the Akufo-Addo-led Government to immediately desist from the blatant deception and publish the Load Shedding Time Table to enable Ghanaians plan their daily schedules.

The Minister of Energy is hereby put on notice that failure to comply within 24 hours will compel us to explore all available options under the 1992 Constitution and the Standing Orders of Parliament not excluding a vote of censure on him.

Enough of the deception and lack of transparency in Ghana’s energy sector. Ghana deserves better.

John Abdulai Jinapor

Former Deputy Minister of Energy

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