We are in the era of ‘dum siesie’, not Mahama’s 4 years of ‘dumsor’ – NAPO

Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO) Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO)

The Minister of Energy, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO), has made a clear distinction between the current erratic power supply crisis facing the country and that experienced during the era of former President John Dramani Mahama.

According to reports from, the Energy Minister stated that the current energy crisis in the country is completely different from what was seen under Mahama, who came to be known as ‘dumsor’.

He explained that during Mahama’s time, Ghanaians endured long periods of power outages with only short intervals of electricity, which lasted an unprecedented four years. However, the current situation involves temporary power outages to address faults, which he referred to as “dum siesie.”

“When I took over at the ministry, we had already passed the era of 72 to 96 hours without electricity and only six hours of electricity. We are now in the ‘dum siesie’ era, which is very different from ‘dumsor’,” she stressed.

“’Dumsor’ was only experienced during the government of His Excellency John Dramani Mahama. “He is the only president in history who, throughout his four-year term, subjected the country to constant power outages,” he added.

The minister noted that impartial Ghanaians would agree that the Mahama energy crisis was much worse than what the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government is currently facing.

“If someone without prejudice claims that the current situation is worse, then I question their perception of reality,” he concluded.


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