Former Minister of Energy, Mr John Jinapor has urged the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to stop politicising the collapse of the Ghana Grid Company’s (GRIDCo) pylons in Tema on Monday and focus on finding solutions.
To Mr Jinapor, it is important for the Minister of Energy, Mr Peter Amewu and the NPP to wait for investigations to be conducted into the alleged destruction of some pylons near the head office of state power transmitter GRIDCo, which led to power cuts in some parts of the country.
Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Show, Tuesday, Mr Jinapor stated that much attention needs to be given to the problem for solution and not engage in blame game.
“We should not politicise this issue because this is a national issue that needs to be addressed on a natonal level. We can agree this could be sabotage but may not be politically motivated but could be economic or for parochial interest,” he stated.
“Most of these pylons are in the bushes and if you cut one anywhere, you achieve the same purpose so why won’t the alleged thieves go for the ones in the bush, but the one just behind the backyard of GRIDCo?” he questioned.
“It is sad this is a deliberate attempt to sabotage the government and make this administration ungovernable. Why will people use political expediency to bring another party down?” He quizzed.
GRIDCo’s towers collapsed on Monday after thieves removed the bolts and nuts from the base of the tower in Tema.
The suspected thieves used what is suspected to be a corrosive chemical to weaken the base of the tower and removed the bolts and nuts supporting it before using a hacksaw to cut the base of the tower, causing it to collapse on a second tower that is paired with it in a parallel line.