The Energy Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has insisted that the power outages, popularly known as ‘dumsor’, has not happened under the incumbent Akufo-Addo government.

According to him, the period of erratic power supply only occurred during the John Mahama administration.

Appearing before the Government Assurances Committee in Accra on Friday, May 3, Dr Opoku Prempreh said that the current power crisis are due to work being done by government to resolve the problem facing the energy sector.

“…I told you that when I got to the Ministry we’ve gone past the era where we had 72 to 96 days of lights out and six hours of lights on. We are in the era of ‘dum siesie’ which is profoundly different from dumsor.”

“Dumsor as inflicted on Ghanaians has only happened as characterised his excellency John Dramani Mahama’s governance. He is the only president on record that for four years that he reigned, for four years that he ruled, for four years that he governed, there was ‘dum dum dum.’ If the non-partisan colleague says that now it is worse, then I don’t know where his realities lie,” Dr. Opoku Prempeh said.

President Akufo-Addo during his address at this year’s May Day celebration announced that the power crisis has been resolved. But many parts of the country still experience erratic power supply.