The National Democratic Congress NDC Member of Parliament (MP) for Lower Manya Krobo, Ebenezer Teye Larbi, says he is surprised by the extent to which some Ghanaians are exaggerating the effects of the energy crisis.
He said it was strange that the poor who cannot afford basic household electrical gadgets are the ones who are complaining about the power crisis.
The effects of Dumsor are “exaggerated by people who cannot afford to buy fridges or air conditions in their homes,” he said.
The NDC Legislator who was reacting to cries on the government to end the crisis on Asempa FM’s Ekosii FM programme further called on Ghanaians to rather invest their “energies into thinking” outside the box than lamenting over the impact of the power crisis.
New Patriotic Party's (NPP) Director of communications, Nana Akomea who was on the show blamed the Mahama-led administration for worsening the plight of Ghanaians by failing to address the power crisis.
But in a quick rebuttal, Mr. Teye Larbi said the NPP is rather creating a mountain out of a molehill for political expediency.
“The effects of dumsor have been over flogged,” he stressed.
In his view, the current power crisis is better than what the country went through in 1983 and that instead of lamenting on the non-existent impact of the dumsor, Ghanaians must be smart.
Ebenezer Teye Larbi said the dumsor crisis will ease in August because the Mahama-led administration is working assiduously to fix the problem.