Ghana is experiencing erratic power supply in recent weeks. For weeks now power consumers had to endure outages for several hours across the country.
Ghana four years ago experienced a major power crisis which led to the collapse of thousands of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises.
Hundreds of businesses had to lay off their staff in response to the energy crisis which was called ‘Dumsor’ in the Ghanaian local parlance.
Ghana’s Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu has told Journalists in Accra that the country is only battling with supply of adequate gas from the West African Gas pipeline.
The gas pipeline supplies gas to Ghana’s power producing plants to generate electricity.
The minister has assured Ghanaians that efforts are being taken to address the challenge which he says is partly technical and partly financial.
Mr Amewu said “the current situation being experienced is (Dumsor) on intermittent outage as compared to (Dumkuraa) Total Power outage experienced under the previous government”.
On social media many Ghanaians expressed frustration and anger, calling for resolution of the emerging crisis.
Energy minister, there’s dumsor in my house oooo ?. What’s happening?
— B.You by Berla Mundi (@berlamundi) November 27, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
I asked that if the light going off 24hrs in NDC time was DUMSOR , how do you call the lights going off 4hrs in NPP time?
Somebody said it’s called “Dark & Lovely”
Ajeiiii ? ? ?…I can’t briiff Somebody call me the national ambulance, eii sorry the national cathedral ?♂️?
— STN DKB ???? ? (@dkbghana) November 27, 2018
Ghanaians vote people to work for our good, but they lie to us about hapenings at their various ministries, de minister of energy yesterday said the current Dumsor was a financial problem, his deputy said it wasn’t financial but technical problems, who should I believe. #GHToday
— Pharuk FK (@FKPharuk) November 27, 2018
It’s safe to say #Dumsor (I hate that word by the way) is back.
The question is, did it ever leave? ?
— Miss Forson (@lydiaforson) November 20, 2018
Charley, abeg waa, NADAA, if you know say we enter Dumsor festival, make una launch and commission am now now. I drop for Ghana my electricity just dey go off like disco disco.. Right now norr dem take the light again.. Aden??
— Franklin CUDJOE (@lordcudjoe) November 24, 2018
At this rate you can’t convince me that dumsor isn’t back.
— Veronica Commey (@VeronicaCommey) November 20, 2018
— Charles W BROBBY (@eyetarzan) November 27, 2018
It is not clear when the crisis will be resolved or whether it could further worsen in the coming days.
Source : Africafeeds.com