Members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Wednesday February 18 gathered at the Obra spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra to march across the national capital against the Mahama administration’s failure to solve Ghana’s energy crisis.
Ghana is currently shedding between 440 and 650 Megawatts of power during off-peak and peak periods as a result of a production deficit.
The production shortfall has come about due to poor hydrology in the three main hydro-electric power stations – Akosombo, Bui and Kpong – as well as lack of gas from the West Africa Gas Pipeline in Nigeria to supply gas to various thermal plants in the country.
As a result, both domestic and commercial consumers are bearing the brunt of the crisis, which Power Minister Dr Kwabena Donkor recently promised will end by December 2015.
Below are some of the concerns expressed by the demonstrators on their placards.