Energy Crisis Avert dumsor permanently – Prez tells Boakye Agyarko

President Akufo-Addo said he was optimistic the credentials of Boakye Agayrko will play a major role in the solving of the energy crisis in the country

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has called on the Minister nominee for the Energy Ministry, Boakye Agyarko, to make dumsor a permanent thing of the past.

President Nana Akufo-Addo told the Energy Minister-designate that if he is approved by parliament, his main task will be to make dumsor non-existent in Ghana especially in the Akufo-Addo government.

“What he has to do is to assure the Ghanaian people that dumsor is going to be a thing permanently of the past, so that its head may not rear up again especially in Akufo Addo’s tenure as President.”

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President Akufo-Addo said he was optimistic the credentials of Boakye Agayrko will play a major role in the solving of the energy crisis in the country

“Mr Agyarko was president of a very important American bank, the Bank of New York and there had the exposure to important financial transactions in the area of energy. When it is in the area of establishing power plants across the world, in financing them, exploration, in petroleum and he has a very broad in the energy sector.”

“I think that to have somebody at the head of the energy sector who is also very particular about figures and we have heard about contracts that have generated a great deal of controversy in the energy sector he is going to be a very important for us,” he added.

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Ghana in about the past four years experienced load shedding which had a major effect on the economy. There were job losses and a decline in the economic growth targets.

The government of the day attributed the load shedding to the lack of adequate financing to ensure a constant supply of gas, irregular crude supply from Nigeria over varied reasons and the shutting down of some power generation plants.

Already, the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) has threatened of another bout of job layoffs in 2017 first quarter should load shedding recur.

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