Energy minister to face Parliament over recent power crisis

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Ordering Member on the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament John Abdulai Jinapor says he has officially addressed the Chairman of the Committee to have the Energy Minister summoned.

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh the energy minister, will face the Committee over the recent power crisis that has hit the country should Mr. Jinapor’s written appeal gets approved.

In an interview on First Take on 3FM on Tuesday, April 13, Mr. Jinapor said Ghanaians are reeling from the crisis in the energy sector but the government is trying hard to justify this.

According to him, currently happening is nothing but ‘Dumsor’ and a timetable is needed as soon as possible.

Earlier, Cold store business owners at the Asafo Market in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital, say they are gradually losing their business due to the erratic power supply.

According to these alarmed individuals, they have had to dispose of hundreds of cartons of spoilt fish due to months of unreliable power supply.

The traders have also been saddled with the cost of repairing their huge industrial fridges that have broken down as a result of the power challenges.

They are therefore calling on the government to publish a load shedding timetable to enable them plan for their trade activities in the area.

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