Former Central Regional Chairman of the NDC, Mr Bernard Allotey Jacobs has blasted the Managing Director of the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) for attributing the irregular power supply in the country to chaallenges with BUi Power Plant.
GRIDCo is said to have told the Minister of Energy, Mathew Opoku Prempeh, that the Bui Power Plant was a causative agent of the intermittent power supply.
The company, at a press briefing on the issue, explained that the Bui Power Plant had been shut down because to low water in the dam.
GRIDCo noted that it is due to this problem that certain parts of Ghana are currently experiencing power cuts, referred to in local parlance as ‘dumsor.’
However, reacting to the GRIDCo statement in an interview on Joy FM, monitored by Ghanaarticles.com, the Chief Executive of Bui Power Authority (BPA), Fred Oware says the management of GRIDCo misinformed the Minister.
He stated emphatically that the GRIDCo claim is misleading, stressing the current irregular power supply has nothing to do with Bui Power.
“Let me be bold enough and say that I think GRIDCo has misled the Minister (of Energy) in making such a sad statement because as we sit here, talking right now, Bui is in operation, we have three units which works at 133 [Megawatts],” he stated.
Discussing the issue on Peace FM, Mr Allotey Jacobs rebuked the Managing Director of GRIDCo asking why he would lie to the Minister and Ghanaians.
According to him, the electricity transmission company has been very poor when it comes to disseminating the right information to the public.
“GRIDCo hasn’t managed this situation very well…Why do you lie to the public as Managing Director of GRIDCo? This is no judgement. I mean it’s a fcat when the other side has come to tell Ghanaians that what the GRIDCo Managing Director said is not true. The information management isn’t proper,” he noted.