Relative Power Stability Must be Commended!
We wish to acknowledge the effort of President John Mahama in bringing a relatively stable power supply to support our efforts towards an industry driven economy. In honesty, this is to egualize the criticism we unleashed on him during the days of extreme power crisis (dumsor).
Not long ago, this nation suffered the bitter experience of electricity insufficiency with a resultant backlash of economic setback. In all these difficult moments, the people of Ghana did not spare the president an inch of his responsibility even though he had pledged on many platforms to fix and bring to an end the canker of ”dumsor”.
Operating at a deficit of over 500mgwtt under the ”dumsor regime, President Mahama has managed to shore up our electricity supply, not only to an optimum level but to an excess of over 20mgwatts. With over 3000mgwatts of installed power capacity it is indeed commendable and we cannot but be objective and balanced in our critique of our leaders hence the appreciation to the president.
In commending and appreciating the president, we can’t afford to freeze another commendation due his predecessor presidents, in the persons of J.J. Rawlings and Prof. John Evans Mills. It is also significant to recognize the contributions of other experts who stood in the thorns and clear the thorns for the realization of this achievement.
On this note we wish to encourage the president to do more for Ghana and further reduce the poverty levels of our people. As the voice of the Voiceless in society, we shall continue to remain critical of development deficiency, while we swiftly exalt every development achievement.
Finally, we wish to call on the people of Ghana to eschew the political dogmatism and encourage any effort of our leaders that obviously inures to the benefit of the people. Thank you.
HAJIA MARIAM IBRAHIM
ROLAND DJAN-KWAFO JNR.
(Dep. Communications Dir)
SHAIBU M. SHAMSU
20th August, 2016