Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt has condemned the manner at which Ghanaians are worried over the power crisis in the country He said though the country is in dire need of power supply, it should be at a reasonable cost and more fundamental which will serve Ghanaians for a long term.
He explained on Peace FM’s morning show Tuesday that the fact that electricity supply has gone down, does not mean that Ghanaians should embrace any little available supply of power in their homes.
“Yes, we are lacking power as a country, but I will not accept any available opportunity if it comes my way because I believe in a well built and fundamental initiative that will keep long rather than just a short term thing.
“Ghana needs electricity but at a reasonable cost that will be more advantageous in our big industries, electricity that is within certain parameters and that which is more fundamental”.
Kwesi Pratt however attributed energy mapping and lack of monies as some causes of dumsor adding that the power producers, Electricity Company of Ghana is heavily indebted to the Volta River Authority.
“If you don’t understand the nature of the problem, of dumsor, then you can’t solve the energy crisis crippling the nation. What government officials know is to drive big vehicles and take huge salaries but they are not thinking about the people,” he said.
source : Adomonline.com