No need for dumsor timetable — Energy Ministry

The Energy ministry has downplayed calls for a timetable in the ongoing power cuts in the country.

According to the communication consultant for the ministry Nana Damoah, the demand for a schedule for Ghanaians to be able to manage the power situation is premature.

“We are not yet at that phase of a load scheduling. It’s going to take 10 to 12 days to fix the case of intermittent power cuts and we do not even know when there will be the exact need to take megawatt from a particular place. It’s not something you just predict and plan for but it will end soon,” he told Starr News.

The government claims the intermittent power cuts will be over in 12 days after an apology was issued to Ghanaians for the inconvenience Monday.

The recent bout of challenges in electricity supply comes barely two weeks after the Energy Minister John Peter Amewu assured that the situation will stabilize in five days.

Addressing a news conference Monday morning, the deputy Energy Minister, William Owuraku Aidoo, said enough measures have been put in place to deal with the situation.

“We have enough fuel, contrary that government doesn’t have money and we are mismanaging the energy sector, that is absolute balderdash…in a nutshell all that I am trying to say is that we have taken the necessary steps to reduce to the barest minimum the disruption of power to the country.

“All I will say now on behalf of the Hon. Minister, the President ofcourse is to apologise to the people of Ghana and to assure you that we are doing all we can to bring the supply of electricity to normalcy.”

By Kwame Acheampong