President Akufo-Addo, is going round telling whoever cares to listen, especially the business community that, his government, has ended load-shedding, popularly called ‘Dumsor’.
This he shamelessly does without credit to his predecessor, John Dramani Mahama, whose investment in the energy sector surpasses any president in the history of the country.
The reason why, the stable energy supply has become the trump card for this government, is because they know no business can thrive without adequate and regular energy supply.
In 2016, The La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly (LaNMMA) in the Greater Accra Region has been adjudged the best performing District Assembly for that year with a score of 77.8 per cent.
In 2015, the Assembly came second, meaning the 2016 performance was an improvement in the previous year.
The District League Table (DLT), was organised by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) Ghana and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Ghana in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD).
The above rating indicates how economically viable the area is. Businesses are suffering because of the erratic power situation. Those using generators have to cough up extra money to buy fuel to run them, those who can’t afford a generator to even think of buying fuel, have to work half a day or do not work at all.
Since the beginning of the year, the situation, has only gotten worse, the lights go off between four to six hours a day, which country, will develop with a situation like this.
When ‘dumsor’ is over as declared by the president, it means it is over, but in Madina, we have our own version of dumosr.
Never a day passes without the lights going off. When a goat runs into an electric pole, the light will go off, when the clouds gather in Aburi, the lights will go off. They will find every conceivable excuse to put off the light.
What is annoying in the opinion of this paper is the inability of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), to announce to the residents of the intended outages.
The president must know that, what he says when he mounts podiums to give speeches are different from what happens on the ground.
Workers of ECG, have no regard for his words.