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‘Publish dumsor timetable now or face our wrath’ – Jinapor to Govt

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Former Deputy Power Minister under the erstwhile Mahama administration, John Jinapor has demanded the government to publish a load shedding time table to enable Ghanaians to plan their daily schedules in the wake of incessant power outages in some parts of the country.

“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,” Mr Jinapor said in a statement.

There have been power outages in the past few weeks, with many calling for a time table but the former minister says GRIDCo has been “clandestinely shedding about 200MW since the first week of February this year with no end in sight” hence the need for citizens to have a time table to enable them plan ahead.

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

Below is the statement

Publish Load Shedding Time Table Within 24 Hours Or Face Our Wrath

The Minister 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 Akuffo-Addo-led Government to immediately desist from the blatant deception and publish the Load Shedding Time Table to enable Ghanaians to 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.

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