Dumsor chronicles Your head is on the block- Mahama tells power minister

President Mahama said he is only holding the power minister by his own words

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President John Mahama has reminded Power minister Kwabena Donkor his head is on the block to ensure the power crisis is fixed by December 2015.

The president said he is only holding the power minister by his own words.

Kwabena Donkor early on this year stated, he will resign if the power situation does not stabilize by the end of 2015.

He said he was confident that measures put in place to address the challenge will yield results by the end of 2015.

 President Mahama speaking on state radio, Unique Fm, said "I always remind him that his head is on the block"

He said he is keenly monitoring the power ministry to ensure it delivers on the promise of rectifying the situation."

The country has been saddled with erratic power supply for the past three years. Many businesses in the small and medium scale enterprise have collapsed. Those that are still in business have sacked thousands of workers, with the industrial sector being the most affected.

Mr. Mahama said steps have been taken to end the "dumsor," but "our tariffs structure cannot remain the same," at a time the country is moving more towards thermal power generation which is expensive compared to hydro.

Hydro power generation according to the president can only serve as a back up to thermal generation.

Government is hoping to add about 1,500 megawatts to the national grid from emergency thermal plants by 2016.

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