The new Energy Minister and the Member of Parliament for Suame Constituency in the Ashanti region, Dr. Matthew Opoko Prempeh popularly known as ‘NAPO’ is begging Ghanaians to be patient with government on the current power crisis the country in facing right now.


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He said government is very aware of the situation and is in collaboration with the necessary agencies and stakeholders are doing everything possible to resolve the power crisis in the country popularly referred to as ‘dumsor’.

NAPO, is the former Minister of Education and was appointed as the new Energy Minister after the Nana Addo led administration won the 2020 Presidential General Election. He was vetted and approved by the Parliamentary Appointment Committee a couple of weeks ago and the current ‘dumsor’ issue seems to be his major problem since assuming office as the Energy Minister.

In a post on his Facebook page on his familiarity intended visit to the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) head office at Tema this morning, NAPO has stated he will be having an intense conversation with the company’s leadership about problems causing the current power outage in the country and he hopes it will be a thing of the past soon.

This morning, I will be paying a visit to the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) head office in Tema as part of my familiarization tour of agencies under the Ministry of Energy.

I will first interact with leadership of the company on issues relating to the power transmission systems affecting the constant supply of electricity in the country. My visit will also include GRIDCo’s System Control Centre as well as a field trip to observe and be briefed on projects being undertaken to upgrade our transmission lines.

I entreat all Ghanaians in the affected areas to be patient as the issues relating to our current power situation are being addressed and ultimately resolved.

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