Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama has hinted he would fire his minister of power if he fails to end the country?s power crisis by close of year.

Dr. Kwabena Donkor
Dr. Kwabena Donkor

Speaking on state-run radio -Uniiq FM – Mahama said he had continuously reminded Power Minister Dr. Kwabena Donkor was aware he would be fired ?if he fails to end the power crisis by the close of this year?.

“I always remind my Power Minister that his head is on the block because he openly declared he would solve the power crisis,” he said.

Mahama stated that the days of cheap hydropower were over and government was putting in more than 1000 MW emergency power to increase total supply to 1500 MW.

?Hydropower will now become a backup power, thermal will be the main source,? Mahama stressed.
As part of the solutions to Ghana?s power crisis, referred to as ?Dumsor?, President Mahama called for the need to install more prepaid meters.

“We need to put in more prepaid meters; people must stop stealing power because that makes power expensive.”
He affirmed that the Power Minister was on track and, together, they will fix the power situation which has bedeviled the West African country over the past two or three years.

The crisis has had a debilitating effect on businesses which have been compelled to either shut down or lay off some workers to stay afloat. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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