Ken Ofori Atta, Finance Minister says the ruling government has relegated the frequent power outages; popularly known in Ghana as ‘Dumsor’.
Presenting the Mid-year and Supplementary Budget Review in Parliament, Thursday, he said: “We have relegated Dumsor to the past…we have enjoyed three and half years of reliable and cheap power”
According to him, a lot of investment has been made to ensure the lights are kept on for both domestic and commercial purposes.
We have spent in excess of GHS4.7 billion on capacity payment to ensure that we keep the lights on and also to pay for power we do not use under various questionable contractual obligations we inherited”
Meanwhile, government has extended the free water and electricity to all Ghanaians for another three months.
“That is also why we further reduced electricity prices by half and completely provided potable water for free for everybody since March this year. And we will extend it for another three months,” Ofori-Atta told Parliament.