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Energy Minister apologizes over recent power challenges

Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu has apologized to Ghanaians and businesses for the inconvenience and damage the recent power outages may have caused them.

Several parts of the country have experienced unannounced intermittent power outages in the past few weeks prompting fears that the dreaded ‘dumsor’ which hit the country for more than three years has returned.

Some Energy experts including the former Minister of Power Dr Kwabena Donkor have said the reduction in electricity tariffs during the last tariff review is a contributory factor to the challenges in the power sectors.

But Hon. John Peter Amewu who appeared on PM Express on Multi TV took full responsibility of the situation and assured that government is working to permanently fix it.

“As a government and as an Energy Ministr, I want to say sorry to Ghanaians especially those that have experienced intermittent power supply of course as a minister I’m responsible that is why I’m here I take responsibility. But I want to assure them that it is as a result of a number of event that has occurred and as a ministry we’ve put in measures to make sure that we address this and let them understand that this will never happen again.” 

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