Dissolve Power Ministry – Univ. lecturer

A lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Prof. Kwame Osei Kwarteng, has asked the government to reconsider the creation of the Power Ministry, describing it as a waste of resources.

The Power Ministry was carved out of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum in November 2014 in a bid to resolve the long-standing electricity crisis triggered frequent power outages in the country and consequently slowed the economy.

Government explained that it formed part of a restructuring of the power sector to ensure more stability and security of power, and that the “President expects the new Ministry to bring about a sharper focus on the generation, supply and efficiency of power to match the growth the economy is experiencing.”

But that was highly criticised by many.

Speaking to Onua FM, Prof. Kwarteng underscored the need for the government to merge the Power Ministry with the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, noting such a move would save the country some money.

He said the government should focus on exploiting the expertise of the human resources in the country rather than the creation of two ministries that seek to achieve one ultimate goal.

By Maxwell Otoo|Onua FM|Ghana

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