Dumsor: Current power outages purely due to mismanagement – Minority

Dumsor: Current power outages purely due to mismanagement – Minority

The Minority Caucus in Parliament says the privatisation of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is not the panacea to addressing the intermittent power outages in the country.

According to the Caucus, the recent spate of power outages stems from the government’s substantial debts owed to Independent Power Producers.

Speaking to Citi News, Dr. Rashid Pelpuo, a Member of the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, attributed the resurgence of ‘dumsor’ to the government’s mismanagement of the energy sector.

“It [dumsor] is not because we have not privatised [ECG] that is why the challenge is coming. It is because the government has mismanaged its responsibility toward the power agencies,” he added.

According to him, “The government is failing to pay the private sector that is providing the light because the source of power is private sector-driven. The Independent Power Producers, government is unable to pay them their debts. ECG is unable to pay them. So I don’t think that the issue now is about ECG not being privatised.”

“We have managed it from independence to now. The challenge is the irresponsibility of the government and the poor management of the governance system of power supply and power generation. So we have a problem, and the heart of the problem is in the governance of this country,” he said.

Source: Citinewsroom.com

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