Ghana’s Energy Minister, Dr Kwabena Donkor’s promise to Ghanaians, that he will solve the recurring energy crisis (dumsor) by December 2015 or he will tender his resignation is increasingly looking shaky by the day.
The emergency power barges, which are being built in Turkey to solve or at worst, minimize the effects of the energy problems in Ghana have still not left the shores of Turkey for unknown reasons.
According to the Director of Generation and Transmission with the Ministry of Power, William Sam-Appiah, the power barges will take about a month to land in Ghana, that is even if it finally leaves Turkey.
“It has not left the Turkish port yet however it is going to move soon,” he noted.
The Government of Ghana had initially promised both power barges would arrive in Ghana in the first quarter of 2015 but was rescheduled to September 2015.
Ghana contracted Karpowership to construct two power barges which has been scheduled to arrive in Ghana by September 2015.
The two power barges will add an additional 450 megawatts of power to Ghana’s energy needs.
President John Dramani Mahama had earlier stated that he would hold Dr Kwabena Donkor to his promise of ending dumsor by December 2015.
We are waiting in anticipation and watching with our eyes.