Contrary to fears expressed by Ghanaians that the nation may be sliding back into the dreaded days of power outages which have become known as dumsor, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Constituency, George Mireku Duker says the phenomenon belongs to history.
He has therefore allayed the fears of citizens who may be afraid of a reoccurrence of load-shedding that rocked the country about some three years ago.
The MP who was speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem show Monday said the current situation was due to technical challenges that have resulted in low generation capacity.
“The only problem right now is the level of gas which is produced for the power generation,” he noted.
The Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy, however, urged Ghanaians to keep faith in the government because the Akuffo-Addo led administration is treating the issue as a priority.
“Just as it is the expectation and hope of every Ghanaian to always have light at home, that is the same way the government is also hoping to treat this issue as a matter of urgency,” he noted.
Mr Duker, however, emphasised that the Electricity Company of Ghana will accordingly inform the citizen if there is Dumsor or any issues affecting power generation.
The frequent power outage popularly known as “Dumsor” was at its peak between 2014 and 2016.