Ghana looks to solve energy crisis with new Power Ministry

Dr DonkorPresident John Dramani Mahama has nominated Dr. Kwabena Donkor, Member of Parliament for Pru East constituency of the Brong-Ahafo Region as Minister for a newly created Ministry of Power.

The establishment of the Ministry forms part of a restructuring of the power sector to ensure more stability and security of power.

A statement from the Office of the President and signed by the Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani, said the President expects the new Ministry to bring about a sharper focus on the generation, supply and efficiency of power to match the growth the economy is experiencing.

When approved by parliament, the new Minister will be expected to mobilise all human and material resources available to resolve the current challenges facing the power sector.

Dr. Kwabena Donkor is currently Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Energy.