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“Dumsor” was fixed by John Mahama before leaving Office- Ghanaians admits

The former President of Ghana, Mr. John Dramani Mahama has indicated that he accepted the onus for the power outages in the country during his term of office and fixed it.

Mr Mahama in an interview on Ugandan-based NBS television attributed the power crisis to the Akosombo dam.

“We had the Akosombo Dam. We thought Akosombo will last forever but unfortunately, it didn’t”.

“So, we were consuming like 2,600 megawatts and our production was 2,300 megawatts, so, we had to go through a period of outages. What did I do? I took responsibility,” he said.

According to him, he inherited the problem and did not put the blame on his predecessor but did everything within his power to address the situation of which the discerning Ghanaians are always proud of him.

“I didn’t blame previous governments. Yes, you call me Mr Dumsor. I inherited this problem but I take responsibility because you voted me into power to take responsibility and fix things, so, I said I’m going to fix this, and, by 2015, I had added an additional almost 3,000 megawatts to Ghana’s generation,” he recounted.

He said the decision of NDC government to roll out excess power was met with fierce criticism but has now yielding good results.

“I was actually accused of putting in an excess generation…more generation than we needed. Today, we are consuming 1000 megawatts more and, so, if I didn’t put in that excess generation, we probably would have started having an energy crisis again” Mr. Mahama stressed.

By Lawrence Odoom

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