Former Deputy Communications Minister, Ato Sarpong, has said former President John Mahama ended the incessant power outages the country was facing before he was voted out of office.
Mr Sarpong, who was the guest on The Big Interview on the Morning Xpress, hosted by Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe, on Radio XYZ on Wednesday, stressed that Mr Mahama tackled the power delivery challenges the right way and should not be blamed as though he never worked to get the power sector running well.
To him, the predecessors of Mr Mahama within the fourth republic did not tackle the power challenges till the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government took up the challenge and solved the problem.
“He said Mr John Dramani Mahama was a leader at a very difficult time, especially when there were power outages that were affecting businesses in the country in 2016; but he solved the problem before leaving office.
It will be recalled that the John Mahama administration procured a power barge that added 225 MW to the country’s electricity supply and eased the energy crisis the country was facing.
“Jerry John Rawlings did not solve it, Kufour did not solve it,” he said.
To him, with the addition of the second barge, that has solved the country’s energy challenges, is as a result of the steps taken by ex President Mahama, who he described as “visionary.”