President John Mahama has said the country’s power challenges has been resolved and ‘put behind us.’
In a speech on Sunday, president Mahama said the addition of 1000 megawatts of power to the country’s energy mix has “enabled us to balance supply and use demand.”
The president was quick to add that a lot more needs to be done to ensure sustainability, he said at the National Democratic Party campaign launch at the newly commissioned Cape Coast Stadium in the Central Region.
“We have put the worst of the power crisis behind us. The fast track addition of almost 1000 megawatts of power to our generation has enabled us to balance supply and demand, President Mahama said. “While we have done a lot in resolving the crisis, a lot more remains to be done to ensure sustainability.”
The Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces also reiterated his commitment to making Ghana the hub of power supply in the West Africa Sub-region.
“I am committed to making Ghana not only energy sufficient but to making Ghana become the hub for power supply in the West Africa Sub-region.”
In a speech that sort to give excuses for his management of the country’s economy, president Mahama did not resist the temptation to blame militant activities in Nigeria for the delay in crude oil supply in June this year which he said compounded the nation’s power supply.
The president’s administration has been rocked by persistent power crisis, while the opposition New Patriotic Party has accused him of lacking ideas on how to resolve the crisis.
When the energy crisis resurfaced in June, the president refused to release a load shedding timetable demanded by businesses to help plan.
However, many homes have seen improvement in power supply in the last two weeks.