Senior Policy Coordinator at the Office of the President, Dr. Sulley Gariba
Senior Policy Coordinator at the Office of the President, Dr. Sulley Gariba says Ghanaians will hear from President Mahama, clear strategies to deal with the erratic power supply which is causing frustration amongst citizens.
President Mahama, who Wednesday expressed concern over the power crisis, is delivering his State of the Nation Address and Dr. insists the President will lay out clear measures the deal comprehensively with the persistent blackouts
Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Thursday February, 21, 2013, Dr. Gariba stated that President Mahama “is sure generation will outstrip demand by the end of the year”, thereby bringing an end to the crisis.
As many prepare to hear the President make known his decisive policy on dealing with the crisis, Dr. Sulley Gariba said Mr. Mahama will announce to the nation how intends to “rely on what is achievable in Ghana by Ghanaians”, to overcome the predicament.
The president had previously given assurances on ending the power rationing but each time he made the assurance, the situation worsened.
He had indicated that normal supply of power will resume in October 2012 but that was missed. Then he promised that the power rationing called load shedding locally, will end by November but that date too was missed.
Contributor on the Super Morning Show, Edgar Wiredu, said if the cycle of failed promises coming from the President relating to dealing with the power challenges didn't stop, a time would come when the citizenry would not take the president seriously.
He said the President and his energy advisors must certain before communicating deadlines to solving the problem to the public.