Minister’s ‘Dumsor’ remarks distorted, Ministry clarifies

Minister for Education, Hon Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Energy Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh’s recent remarks on Ghana’s intermittent power cuts, commonly referred to as “dumsor,” have been addressed in an official statement released by the Ministry of Energy.

Dr. Opoku Prempeh, speaking over the weekend, emphasized that Ghana is not currently experiencing “dumsor” and rejected the need for implementing a load-shedding timetable despite ongoing challenges in the nation’s power sector.

The Ministry of Energy’s statement, issued on Tuesday (March 26), aimed to clarify the context of Dr. Opoku Prempeh’s remarks, which had been distorted to portray him as insensitive to the concerns of Ghanaians.

According to the ministry, the comments made by the minister during an interview with Accra-based Joy News at the inauguration of the New Patriotic Party’s Ashanti Regional campaign team were innocuous and not intended to downplay the challenges faced by citizens regarding electricity supply.

The ministry emphasized its commitment to addressing the temporary challenges in the energy sector and stated that it is working collaboratively with other agencies to find solutions.

The statement urged the public to consider the context of the interview and sought to provide clarity on the minister’s stance regarding the ongoing power issues in the country.

The release concluded by reaffirming the ministry’s dedication to ensuring reliable and consistent electricity supply for all Ghanaians while assuring transparency in communication about the steps being taken to resolve the situation.

Read the full statement below:


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