According to him, the April deadline set to bring the much talked about power barges to ease the power crisis known as dumsor has turned out to be another “propaganda stunt”.
Government officials had claimed the two barges would be in the country by April, but a day before the month ends, there is no sign they will be arriving soon.
Afenyo Markins' comment comes after it emerged that the two power barges to be supplied by Turkish Energy Company, Karpower, is still under construction.
Karpower’s Director of Africa and Asia, Patrick O'Driscoll stated unequivocally that the barges, expected to add 500 megawatts, are far from ready.
Speaking on Accra-based Citi FM, the Effutu MP called on government to render an unqualified apology to Ghanaians for “giving us false hope”
He said the claim by the Karpower Director exposes President Mahama and Power Minister; Dr. Kwabena Donkor as “liars”.
"Consistently, government has been giving misleading and inconsistent answers to solving this dumsor crisis and it is worrying,” he bemoaned.
Afenyo Markins said though he is not surprised about the deceit, "be candid to the citizenry for once to enable us plan our lives” he urged government.