Government has no intention of embarking on load shedding – Dormaa East MP

The government has no intention of embarking on load shedding, Member of Parliament for Dormaa East, Paul Apraku Twum Barimah has revealed.

According to him, the recent comments by the minority in parliament on ‘dumsor’ as false, and calculated to tarnish the image of the government.

Speaking in an interview with the media, the astute communication and energy specialist said there is no nationwide load shedding ongoing.

“We are not in energy crises as claimed by the minority and the government has not planned any load shedding. What the minority is trying to do is to incite the general public against the government. They are doing everything they can to create tension and confusion between the public and government but I tell you, they will not succeed”.

The Dormaa East MP thus called on the general public to disregard the false claim by the minority, and rather support the government in its effort to transform the transmission lines and improve power supply.

He assured the general public that despite the inherent challenges in the transmission and distribution aspects of the power sector, systematic plans had been put in place by the government and its developmental partners such as the Millennium Challenge Coporation, Siemens and the AFD to create stable power supply for the country.

Paul Twum Barimah rejected the claim by the minority that the current power challenges is due to political interference and explained that the government is clean and transparent in its delaings.

He said President Akufo Addo is taking some significant steps to make the power transmission system more responsive to the growing demands all-over, especially, at the high density areas.

He indicated that government is really committed to ensuring system upgrade and introduction of Static Var Compensators (SVC) or Power Factor Corrections (PFC) at the substations to drastically reduce the transmission lines losses in a bid to control the voltage fluctuations.

He said government has also made  some significant investment  to purchase $15m Static Var Compensators to boost  power  supply, adding, the move by government to transfer Ameri power to Kumasi to augment storage and supply proves its  commitment  to providing  lasting solution to the Voltage control