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Don’t take credit for what you didn’t do, we fixed dumsor – NDC to NPP

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has contradicted Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s assertion that the Akufo-Addo government successfully resolved the nation’s power crisis, known as dumsor.

Rejecting Dr. Bawumia’s claim, the NDC urged Ghanaians to dismiss it, emphasizing its inaccuracy.

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Addressing the nation on Wednesday, February 7, as the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Bawumia highlighted the achievements of the current administration, including the alleged resolution of dumsor.

He credited this accomplishment to a decisive and intentional government program.

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In response, the NDC issued a press statement challenging Dr. Bawumia’s assertions, maintaining that the power crisis was actually addressed during the tenure of former President John Mahama, whom they hailed as a nation builder.

“We started with a clear, decisive and deliberate program to, among other things, stabilise the economy, fix dumsor, fix the NHIS, fix the roads, clear the arrears, make education free and accessible, significantly enhance social protection for the vulnerable in society, industrialize our economy, tackle youth unemployment and empower farmers,” he stated.

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Contrary to Dr. Bawumia’s claims, the NDC argued that it was the NDC/Mahama government that successfully addressed DUMSOR.

They pointed out that Ghana experienced dumsor in various years before 2012, and President Mahama, recognizing the issue, promised to fix it.

“On the contrary, the facts show that it was the NDC/Mahama government that fixed DUMSOR. Note that Ghana recorded DUMSOR in 1984, 1997, 2006-2007, before the problem reoccured in 2012, as a result of a disruption of the West African Gas pipeline, which created a power generation deficit.””The visionary and experienced Nation Builder, President Mahama accepted responsibility for the problem and promised to fix it. Indeed, by 2016 he had comprehensively fixed DUMSOR and ended load shedding.”

By 2016, he had comprehensively resolved dumsor by introducing power plants like Ameri and Karpower, increasing the country’s generation capacity by over 800 Megawatts.

The NDC’s statement also highlighted that the NPP, including Bawumia, now blames Mahama for creating what they term as “excess capacity” in power generation.

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