The Ashanti Region will be hit by a massive demonstration against the Mahama-led administration for its non -performance.
The demonstration, led by the National Patriotic Party, has been dubbed “ya y3 mo d3n demo” which literally means, “What have we done?” and is scheduled to take place in Kumasi, on Tuesday, June 10.
For sometime now, Ghanaians have been experiencing erratic power supply due to the failure of power generation companies to meet the nation’s growing energy demand.
Ghana’s current electricity demand stands at over 2,000 megawatts (MW) and is growing at a rate of 10%.
This situation is however expected to worsen in coming weeks after authorities at the Bui Dam announced plans to reduce production capacity due to low water levels at the Bui reservoir.
This decision, according to the Bui Power Authority, is to protect the turbines at the Bui Dam from any potential damage.
Speaking to Citi FM, the Ashanti Regional Secretary of the NPP, Samuel Payne, disclosed that “the Ashanti region has been singled out as the worst affected place where the load shedding is taking place”.
He added: “Business are collapsing, private properties are being destroyed, there is absolute hardship in the region”.
Source : citifmonline