Mahama Created Dumsor; Akufo-Addo Solved It- Chairman Wontumi


The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, has responded to former President Mahama for claiming that his administration fixed Ghana’s power crisis before exiting power.

He thus advised former president Mahama to remain mute and concentrate on saving his blemished image rather than trying to take credit for the input President Akufo-Addo and vice President Bawumia have laid down to solve the energy crisis in Ghana.

Over the past months, Chairman Wontumi explained that the current NPP administration has brought relative stability to the power sector in place of the erratic power situation it inherited.

The NPP scribe also known as Chairman Wontumi stated that the former president deserves no attention since he created ‘dumsor” and went as far as blaming the crisis to usage of mobile phones in the country.

He added that “when Ghanaians begun to question the former president and seek for answers, he told us that we should blame the energy crisis in the country on the increasing mobile phone usage in Ghana. Today Nana Akufo-Addo has solved the issue so he wants to take credit for it. He should stop telling lies for once in his life”.

It would be recalled that former President Mahama, in an address to a Ghanaian community in Gambia whilst on a state visit, stated that the number of mobile phones in the country supersedes the total population in Ghana, hence taking a huge toll on the meager megawatts of power in the country.

According to the former President, “Ghana’s population is 25 million, but statistics indicates that mobile phone lines in Ghana is over 27 million and these phones are charged every night, and this is one of the causes of the load-shedding…,” he said.

Chairman Wontumi therefore challenged former President Mahama to categorically state the measures he put in place to solve the energy problem which became known as ‘dumsor’ in Ghana.

“Former President Mahama must have short memories. He should come out and tell us the measures he put in place to solve energy crisis we experienced under him”, Chairman Wontumi said.

According to Mr. Antwi-Boasiako, under the leadership of the former president Mahama, killer tarrifs were introduced; stunting the growth of businesses and driving the progress of Ghana “backwards”.

In his view, under the tenure of former President Mahama, paying of electricity bills became more expensive than rent. He noted that the bad measures the erstwhile administration put in place, made life unbearable leading to people describing it as “Killer Mahama tariffs.”

“We haven’t forgotten about the ‘Killer Mahama tariffs’ it is still fresh in our minds,” Chairman Wontumi noted.

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