Energy Minister claims Ghana is in ‘Dum Siesie’; Attributes ‘Dumsor’ only to Mahama’s administration


During a Government Assurances Committee meeting in Accra on Friday, May 3, Energy Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempreh, emphasized that power outages, locally referred to as ‘dumsor’, were a thing of the past and occurred solely during the tenure of the former President John Mahama’s administration.


Dr. Opoku Prempreh stated, “…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.”


He continued, “Dumsor as inflicted on Ghanaians has only happened as characterised by 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.”


However, the Ranking Member on the Government Assurances Committee of Parliament, Oti Bless, countered, stating that former President Mahama took responsibility to address the dumsor challenge before the end of his tenure.


Despite President Akufo-Addo’s announcement of an end to the power crisis, inconsistent power supply persists in many parts of the country.

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