President John Dramani Mahama has said his promise to Ghanaians to “banish” the erratic power supply in 2015 was just a prayer but not a promise.
President Mahama said in his addressee to the congregation at the Perez Chapel on the night of 31st December, 2014. “Now this is the interesting part; it  will be one in which we will banish darkness from our land and put an end to dumsor forever,” he said.
Last year, Ghana experienced severe power crisis, which is expected to roll over into the New Year as a result of the shedding of close to 450 Megawatts by state power producer Volta River Authority. This is as a result of a fall in production due to low water level at the hydro stations and lack of regular gas supply to power the thermal plants in the country.
However, speaking on a Kumasi based radio station, Angel FM on Wednesday, President Mahama denied making such a promises, stating that he was just saying his “heart desires to God.” “I will not say I gave a promise. It was a last day of 2014, we were having a watchnight service to see the begin of 2015 and during this period everybody says his heart desires to God in order for him to listen to their prayers.”
“I am the President and one of the issues troubling Ghanaians is this energy crisis and so if as the President I tell God to banish darkness,and let the dumsor end is it not a prayer I’m saying to God?.It was a prayer … I have faith that God has listened to my prayers,” he stated.