Explanation for erratic power cuts ‘cock and bull story’ - Amaliba


File Photo: [L-R] Bright Nana Amfoh, Abraham Amaliba & Richard Ahiagbah on TV3 New Day

A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) authorized crew, Abraham Amaliba, has described as false, the reason by the Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu, relating to the latest power outages in elements of the nation.

Unannounced power fluctuations for the final 4 days has heightened fears of a attainable return of erratic power provide within the nation, just like what was skilled in 2014 as a consequence of provide shortfalls.

The minority in parliament have since Thursday accused authorities of mismanagement of the power sector resulting in what  it mentioned was ‘dumsor’, and additionally requested for the resignation of Mr Amewu who took over the affairs of the power sector in late final 12 months.

But the minister defined the outages which brought about many individuals to sleep in darkness was as a consequence of technical challenges arising out of a power journey on a few of GRIDCo’s transmission traces.

He defined Thursday {that a} relocation of some transmission traces to pave the best way for building work on the Pokuase interchange triggered the tripping of the traces.

Mr Amewu nevertheless assured Ghanaians power shall be restored by March 19.

“Definitely due to the development work that is happening [at Pokuase] there’s a want for them [companies in the power distribution chain] to halt the transmission of power for this era.

“So these are some of the problems they are facing. You can see the progress of work and my expectation is that it is going to be completed within about five days. But we’ve put in measures to minimize the impact. This is one of the major causes of interruptions. The problem has been caused by technical issues,” Mr Amewu assured Ghanaians.

Speaking on TV3’s New Day Friday, Mr. Amaliba mentioned Ghanaians can’t take the minister’s phrase for it as a result of “I think that what the minister is saying is a cock and bull story”.

He argued the federal government had promised Ghanaians an enhanced service previous to the Power Distribution Services (PDS) taking on the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

“Cock and bull as a result of we have been advised that when PDS takes over ECG, there shall be some enhancement within the providers they supply.

“If this has happened [power outages] and the minister now comes back to tell us the same things that ECG used to tell us, I will say you take his side of the story as not the truth,” he reiterated.

According to Mr. Amaliba, the issue of erratic power provide is the query of finance.

“The truth of the matter is the inability to pay for crude, the inability to pay the independent power producers to produce electricity,” he famous.

Amaliba doubted if Ghana has made any progress with the ECG concession which noticed the takeover of ECG by PDS.

By 3news.com|Ghana