Minister for Zongo Affairs and Inner City Development, Sheikh Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid has said that there will be power outages (dumsor) if Ghanaians vote for the flagbearer of main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama in the upcoming general elections.
According to Abdul-Hamid, Ghanaians were in darkness for 1,188 hours during the administration of former President John Mahama. The power outages affected businesses and organizations in the country.
Speaking at a press conference Monday, the Deputy Campaign Manager for ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) said; “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.”
He continued: “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.”