The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says Ghana will be plunged back into total darkness just like the “Dumsor” era of 2013-2016 if the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is given the nod in the December polls.
At a press conference in Accra on Monday, September 14th, 2020, a Deputy Campaign Manager of the NPP, Dr. Mustapha Hamid, cautioned that bringing back Mahama means a return to “Dumsor” which will result in a collapse of businesses and organisations.
“So soon people have forgotten that for three years we slept in darkness. For three years businesses in this country had collapsed because of “dumsor.”
“Indeed, “dumsor” cost this country billions of dollars and it was not for lack of capacity. It was simply because the economy was in such a poor state, that the NDC government could not raise the money required to keep the lights on.”
He added: “When we make the argument today, they tell us that they resolved dumsor before they exited. Here are the statistics for how many hours the lights were off in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2015, there were 868 hours, 44 minutes of power outages.”
“In 2016, there were 320 hours, 27 minutes of power outages. In 2017, there were 41 hours and 7 minutes of power outages. So, they should tell us if resolving over 800 hours of power outages is tantamount to resolving dumsor”.