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‘Dumsor’ will end soon; we’re working on it – Bawumia assures Ghanaians

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has assured Ghanaians that the recent power outages will be a thing of the past soon.

He said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is working assiduously to fix the outages, popularly known as dumsor.

Speaking to the Clergy and Imams in Akropong on Monday, April 29, during his campaign tour of the Eastern Region, Dr. Bawumia expressed confidence in the government’s efforts to tackle the issue.

“I know there are challenges and I don’t want to paper over economic challenges. We are going to work on them. Currently, we have issues with power but I say that from the information I have received from the minister for energy, those power challenges will very soon, and I mean very soon be a thing of the past,” the vice president said.

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Relatedly, the Vice President has also promised that if he wins the 2024 general elections, Ghanaians will have complete ownership of our natural resources.

“I am going to refocus our paradigm for natural resource management. For the most part, Ghana has not maximised the benefits of our natural resources.

“Since the days of the Portuguese in the 15th century, gold has always been taken out of Ghana. We haven’t benefitted much from our natural resources; I am going to change that paradigm. I am going to bring a bigger focus on ownership of our natural resources.

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“It is as if right now we don’t own our natural resources. I believe that if we do the exploration; and we are going to empower our universities and the geological service department to do the exploration, once we explore that we have seven gold belts that we haven’t yet discovered. Once we have explored and we know that the gold is here, the new policy is going be that the ownership of those resources will be one hundred per cent owned by Ghanaians,” he stated.

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Dr Bawumia further assured that the current power challenges will soon be a thing of the past.

Source: Pulseghana

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