The running-mate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has claimed that Ghana lost over $3 billion to the power crisis (‘Dumsor’), which rocked the nation between 2011 and 2015.
According to him, the power crisis led to the loss of many jobs and even caused the death of some Ghanaians.
Dr Bawumia, who was speaking on Accra-based Joy FM on Tuesday, disagreed with President John Mahama’s assertion that his administration engineered the fastest mobilisation of emergency power of 820 megawatts in the country’s recent history.
The NPP bigwig said the President did not deserve praise for the prevailing stable electricity because it was his government which inflicted ‘dumsor’ on Ghanaians in the first place through what he termed bad economic and financial management of the economy.
Dr Bawumia said the current stability in power supply was due to temporary solutions the government put in place at high cost.
“They haven’t really provided a solution to the problem,” he said.