There’s No ‘Dumsor’ . . . Only Power Upgrade – Allotey Jacobs Schools Critics

Ghanaians are currently facing intermittent power outages and it’s become a serious concern, particularly when the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo promised to fix the energy sector.

A large section of Ghanaians feel ‘dumsor’ is resurfacing and have therefore expressed their worry.

The GRIDCo has indicated the power cuts will affect Accra and Winneba.

The company, however, clarified it has no intention to embark on a nationwide load shedding programme.

The assurance came after what it described as heightened perceptions of impending nationwide power cuts (dumsor).

Speaking on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ programme, Allotey Jacobs stated that the challenges in the energy sector under the Akufo-Addo administration is different from what Ghanaians experienced during the Mahama administration.

“There is no dumsor . . . it’s a system upgrade . . . the problem faced by the energy sector today is a system upgrade,” he stated.

Also touching on the issue, former Central Regional Minister advised GRIDCo to beef up its communication with the public to get them to understand the situation.

“GRIDco must begin to look at their PR section. How much does it cost to have a PR section that will always inform the people ahead of time about what is going to happen?”

”People are getting angry and angry because you’re not speaking to them; you’re not explaining things out to them. That is something that they must take a note,” he said.

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