Dear John Peter Amewu,
Before I start my love letter to you, let me congratulate you for your effort in the fight against illegal mining popularly called galamsey.
As then Minister for Lands and Natural Resources you played a vital role in the fight though you couldn’t win but you did your best.
I’m saying you didn’t win the fight because galamsey is still ongoing even before you were reshuffled by the President H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo.
The aim of the fight against galamsey was good but still the condition of our water bodies is still bad and disheartening. You can go to my district Amansie Central District (Jacobu), Amansie West District (Manso) and other districts and witness the situation yourself.
Now let me come back to my love letter to you, Hon Peter Amewu.
Hon, I listened to your press conference on Monday November 26, 2018 about the current situation of the power (electricity).
I quote “Energy Minister John Peter Amewu who had earlier debunked assertions that Ghana is returning to the era of erratic power supply known as dumsor has retreated with an explanation that the situation now is not bad as what Ghanaians experienced under the NDC for nearly three years”.
According to Starrfmonline and Kasapafmonline headlines “Amewu redefines dumsor says NDC’s era was dum kraa.”
Hon Peter Amewu, Energy Minister where from the new terms dum kraa because during the campaign time for the 2016 elections, Ghanaians didn’t hear dum kraa as campaign message of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as far as power supply problem was concern.
Can you give us the meaning/definition of dum kraa because during your press conference, I heard you giving the meaning of dumsor under NPP government?
You said when you are leaving your house and you switch off your light, it is Dum and when you on it, it is Sor. Hon Energy Minister this is not what your party NPP told us in opposition so why this new definition. Does it mean you and your party lied to Ghanaians because at that time your party was desperate for power or the dictionary has been changed now.
So Hon Energy Minister I don’t know whether you have admitted that dumsor is back or not Ghanaians are experiencing dumsor under NPP government.
Ghanaians are complaining about the current situation of the power supply so Hon Energy Minister, tell Ghanaians how you are going to fix the problem.
If NDC’s era was dum kraa as you said then I want to tell you that Ghana is for Ghanaians but not NDC party. Fix the problem and stop the comparison.
Hon Energy Minister, if you don’t have any solution to the problem then give Ghanaians the timetable because the rate at which the current dumsor is destroying properties is alarming and Ghanaians cannot bear it any longer.
Hon Energy Minister, I know you to be a listening Minister so I strongly believe that you will listen to my concern.
But before I end my love letter, can you advice your Deputy, William Owurako Aidoo not to talk about the current power situation because his comments always provoke me and am sure section of Ghanaians who have read his comment are equally angry.
Anytime you want to have a press conference about the current power situation, kindly reflect on what you and your NPP party said during NDC administration.
Osei Kwadwo (Abusua FM)