The New Patriotic Party says former President John Mahama will bring back erratic power supply if he wins the December polls.
According to a Deputy Campaign Manager of the NPP Dr. Mustapha Hamid, under the John Mahama administration Ghanaians slept in darkness for 1,188 hours and the situation will return if the NDC wins power.
“So soon people have forgotten that for three years we slept in darkness. For three years businesses in this country had collapsed because of “dumsor.” Indeed, “dumsor” cost this country billions of dollars and it was not for lack of capacity. It was simply because the economy was in such a poor state, that the NDC government could not raise the money required to keep the lights on.
“When we make the argument today, they tell us that they resolved dumsor before they exited. Here are the statistics for how many hours the lights were off in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2015, there were 868 hours, 44 minutes of power outages. In 2016, there were 320 hours, 27 minutes of power outages. In 2017, there were 41 hours and 7 minutes of power outages. So, they should tell us if resolving over 800 hours of power outages is tantamount to resolving dumsor,” he said at a press conference on Monday.
Ghana endured massive power challenges between 2013 and 2016 as a result low generation capacity.