Lawyer Isaac Minta Larbi has revealed that the issue of dumsor would have been a thing of the past if Former President John Dramami Mahama was still President of the country.
He highlighted the fact that “dumsor has began to rear it’s ugly head in recent times which is not good for this country in view of the heavy investment that was done by Former President John Dramani Mahama in the energy sector and that the recent dumsor which is plaquing parts of the country would not have happened if Mahama was reelected and continued as President of Ghana after 2016.”
Lawyer Isaac Minta Larbi speaking on the sidelines of the Africa Energy Summit which took place at the Holiday Inn at Accra on Thursday 9th November 2023 stated that during the era of dumsor the NPP made a lot of political capital out of the situation which discredited the Mahama administration and gave the NPP an edge in the 2016 elections.
According to him, Mahama had done such a great job such that if the NPP administration was so competent as they claimed, they would have moved Ghana beyond dumsor to ensure that enough power was produced for Ghanaians to avert any dumsor which is troubling Ghanaians now.
He noted that, with their promised industrialization concept in which they claimed One District One Factory, the excess power that the NPP claimed Mahama’s investment in the energy sector was creating would have rather been reserved and directed towards that industrialization agenda.
“Unfortunately, not only did the NPP fail to take advantage of the excess power for their industrialization agenda, they failed to ensure that there’s constant power supply to every home in Ghana without needless dumsor and interruption,” he stated.
The different signs that show that the NPP is such an incompetent and failed party in governance are every where and enormous as they show up every where and in every sector of Ghana.
The Africa Energy Summit was held to discuss the energy sector of Africa under the theme “The Future of Oil and Gas in Africa.”
Experts from around the world met at the Holiday Inn Hotel at Accra to deliberate on the energy needs of Africa and to share ideas, resources and connect to different players in the industry in an attempt to create a sufficient energy Africa in the next few years ahead.
Speakers from Canada, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ghana, etc were on the panel for the summit.
Andrew Maharaj who is the Senior Trade Commissioner of Canada’s High Commission to Ghana spoke on the energy transition and Canada’s current relationship with Africa’s Oil and Gas producers.
Duncan Amoah of COPEC spoke on the topic whether the current fuel pricing mechanic in Ghana was sustainable. This topic was critical in view of the frequent changes in the pricing of fuel and the resulting high prices of petrol in Ghana which currently looks more like a menace than a blessing.
Other speakers included Rufus Tarnue, Deputy Director General, Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority, Foday Mansary, Director General, Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone, Professor Wumi Iledare of Nigeria, Phillip Yebesi of Stract Offshore, Kwaku Boateng, Director, Local Content, Petroleum Commission of Ghana, and Michael Ayeetey of GNPC who spoke on Ghana’s plan to start oil exploration at the Voltain Basin which holds so much prospects for Ghana in terms of its first Onshore Oil and Gas Production.
The summit was a meeting of experts and practitioners in the field of energy in Ghana and Africa.
Lawyer Isaac Minta Larbi is as an expert in the field of energy having practiced in the field for more than 18 years.
He informed our news outlet that his article on using solar energy to maximize Ghana’s energy production is almost ready and would soon be published.