John Jinapor is a former deputy minister

A former deputy Power Minister, John Jinapor has issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the Ministry of Energy to urge the Electricity Company of Ghana to publish a load shedding timetable for the current power crisis.

According to him, publishing a load shedding timetable will enable Ghanaians to plan their lives better.

Mr Jinapor also alleged that the Energy Ministry has gagged the Power Sector preventing them from publishing an already prepared Load Shedding Time Table.

“It is instructive to note that GRIDCo has been clandestinely shedding about 200MW since the first week of February this year with no end in sight.

“Let me be clear, that the dreaded DUMSOR which the Mahama administration resolved is sadly back due to the ineptitude and mismanagement of the energy sector,” Mr Jinapor wrote on his Facebook wall.

He added that “Ironically, this Government has consistently maintained that the nation has too much power generation and does not even know what to do with the excess capacity. Today the Ministry of Energy having been exposed badly with the current DUMSOR the nation is witnessing is moving away from its earlier position that Power outages were solely a result of financial challenges.

“For the records, this Government has not procured a single drum of Light Crude Oil (LCO) since 2019 which is a key substitute for Gas.

“I, therefore, call on the Akuffo-Addo-led Government to immediately desist from the blatant deception and publish the Load Shedding Time Table to enable Ghanaians plan their daily schedules.

“The Minister of Energy is hereby put on notice that failure to comply within 24 hours will compel us to explore all available options under the 1992 Constitution and the Standing Orders of Parliament not excluding a vote of censure on him.

“Enough of the deception and lack of transparency in Ghana’s energy sector. Ghana deserves better.”


Source: Ghana/