Ghana’s Energy Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh has said that the recent power outages in the country is not “dumsor” but “dumsiesie” meaning switching off lines and fixing them.
According to the honorable member of Parliament, the current intermittent power cut is different from what Ghanaians experienced under the administration of former President John Dramani Mahama.
He explained that the population of Ghana between 1950s and 1960s was six million but has now shot to about 30 million so there is the need to upgrade the system to make sure that the population does not outgrow the transmission of power.
In a video sighted by our outfit, he said;
“People are hanging on 330kV and 161,000 volts power lines to upgrade the power cables. We can’t have electricity running through these lines whilst work is being done on it. So we have to put out the lights somewhere so that someone can do that work.”