Speaking to journalists after the President’s State of the Nation address on Thursday, the Majority leader said the NDC administration must walk the talk.
This he said, is “because of the pressure and the focus of the whole country on the sector.”
The Nadowli -Kaleo Member of Parliament said the many unfulfilled promises to end the crisis have made Ghanaians skeptical.
Ghana's battle with inconsistent power supply despite various promises from the government to address the situation is in its third year.
The nation's power distributor, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is currently shedding load because of the inadequate power it receives from the Volta River Authority and the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo).
He said, “I do not intend to manage the situation as has been done in the past. I intend to fix it! I owe it to the Ghanaian people. I, John Dramani Mahama, will fix this energy challenge.”
According to him, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) that have been brought on board to ease the power situation could “inject 3,665 MW of power into our power transmission grid,” in the next five years.
Some of the IPPs he said include Sunon Asogli (Phase II, 360MW), Sunon Asogli (Coal-fired – 750MW), CenPower (350MW), Jacobsen (360MW), Amandi (240MW), GE (1000MW), VRA (T4, 185MW) and VRA (KTPP, 220MW).