Confirmed: Kwabena Donkor resigns over dumsor controversy

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

The Power Minister, Dr Kwabena Donkor has tendered in his resignation to the Presidency. He submitted the resignation on Thursday December 31, 2015 sources at the Presidency has told Graphic Online.

It followed a series of discussions at the Presidency on Wednesday over how he [Donkor] had handled the four-year-old power crisis, one year after his appointment as sector Minister.

Sources within the energy sector also told Graphic Online that the Presidency was not happy about the Minister’s performance and therefore asked him to resign or be sacked by close of work on Thursday December 31, 2015.

Dr Donkor himself had earlier stated he would resign by end of 2015 if he was unable to solve the load shedding problem.

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Graphic Online gathered that when Dr Donkor heard he was going to be sacked, he quickly asked the Public Relations outfit of the Power Ministry to issue a statement on Wednesday announcing that load shedding was over.

An official communication on his resignation was yet to be put out.

Meanwhile the Load Management Committee has in a statement announced that load shedding was not over despite the significant gains made.

It said there still exists residual milestones to be attained to end load shedding as it relates to electricity supply and that the problem was being addressed in earnest.

"Ghanaians and industry will be apprised of the outcome," the statement said. 

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