REV. KORANKYE ANKRAH KNOWS DUMSOR’S SOLUTION WAS STARING MAHAMA IN THE FACE YET HE FAILED TO DEAL WITH IT
The Apostle General of Royalhouse Chapel International, Rev Sam Korankye Ankrah, being an aficionado of the opposition NDC is an open secret, and he does this often with his pronouncements which usually project the NDC.
The revered man of God has said Mr John Dramani Mahama, as president, stabilised the erratic power situation (dumsor) that bedevilled the country during his first term of office.
He, therefore, describes attempts to blame Mahama for the crisis and the fact that he failed to right same as hypocritical.
The Apostle General’s position is in sharp conflict with the facts on the grounds. First of all, dumsor wasn’t a technical problem as we were made to believe.
Dr. Bawumia, on several occasions, emphasized that dumsor was a financial problem and not a technical issue, therefore, the only solution to the crisis was finding money to buy power to fuel our generators.
It is important to also emphasize that Ghana, during the dumsor era, had enough installed capacity of power generators to supply the country with electricity. The Mahama solved dumsor mantra is problematic since there was really no technical problem that needed a solution.
Mahama, in the early parts of 2016, stated that he had solved dumsor. However, John Jinapor, on October 26, 2016, on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show said this;
“Frankly, money is a challenge, that’s why we still have dumsor” This ran counter to what Mahama said and what Rev. Sam Korankye has also postulated.
John Jinapor hammered on the financial challenges confronting the Mahama administration on December 12, 2015 and he put it this way;
Mr. Jinapor, however, dismissed suggestions finance is the only problem. “There is a lot of erroneous impression going out there. Nobody has said that the problem is not financial why would the PURC talk of tariff increases,” he queried.
The Deputy Minister was speaking on Joy FM and MultiTV’s special news analysis programme, Newsfile being held at the Coconut Grove Hotel, Accra.
A former minister in charge of power under the Mahama administration, Dr. Kwabena Donkor, on April 10, 2019, revealed that dumsor was a financial problem, not a thinking problem.
The Pru East MP debunked the assertion that dumsor was a ‘thinking problem’ as it was levelled against the NDC government by then running mate of the opposition candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, but rather he states dumsor was as a result of a financial problem.
In effect, if dumsor was not a thinking or technical problem as Dr. Kwabena Donkor and John Jinapor have loudly pontificated, it stands to reason that there was no technical solution to dumsor and the only avenue through which the crisis could have been tamed was through injection of capital, something Mahama never did.
In keeping with what Vice President Bawumia said all along, dumsor is no more because the Akufo-Addo administration looked at the best and only solution to end it and that is by finding monies to buy enough ingredients to power our generators. Rev. Sam Korankye got his facts wrong.
P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.