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Government’s ‘populist decisions’ cause of power challenges – Kwabena Donkor

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The former Minister for Power, Dr. Kwabena Donkor says ‘populist’ decisions taken by the Akufo-Addo government years ago is the cause of the country’s current power challenges.

He said the government’s decisions such as the reduction in electricity tariffs in 2018 starved managers of the power sector of funds, forcing them to postpone much-needed maintenance works.

“They are not routine maintenance… GRIDCo had to suspend projects. When you suspend projects including critical maintenance, the situation becomes compounded and creates a bigger mess than you would have if you have gone by planned capital expansion and planned critical maintenance… GRIDCo had to suspend a number of projects because of poor cash flow,” the Pru East legislator said in a Citi News interview monitored by Ghanatodayonline.com.

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