Ghana: Rev. Martey insists: Prayers can solve “dumsor”

Most Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey

Most Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey

Adomonline – The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey has said that prayers can solve the current energy crisis facing the nation.

He believes that if the various religious bodies in the country can come together with one accord and pray to God, the energy crisis will be solved.

Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, who has recently come under attack from government communicators for saying that he could fix Ghana’s current energy crisis [dumsor] in three months if he were the President of Ghana, was speaking Friday on Adom FM’s flagship morning show “Dwaso Nsem.”

“Are you a Christian, a Muslim or a traditionalist? Then pray and see what the miraculous God can do within the three months given period,” Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey told show host Captain Smart.

“Do you believe in prayers,” the Presby Moderator asked Captain Smart, and when Captain answered “yes,” Rev Martey stated: “Then let the entire nation pray to witness what God can do”.

The Presbyterian Moderator has been at the receiving end of serious bashing by government communicators over his claim that the current energy crises can be fixed in three months if the authorities put their minds to it.

Government spokespersons such as Communications Minister, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah have called on the leadership of the Presby Church to advise their Moderator to be civil in his criticisms of the government whiles journalist Kwesi Pratt Jnr also launched a scathing attack on the Moderator describing him as a man who lacks the knowledge of God.

The General Overseer of High Praise Tabernacle also accused Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey of being a politician, not a man of God because he always criticises government at any given opportunity.

But in a sharp rebuttal, Rev. Prof. Martey says he is not perturbed by the criticism of government communicators.

“The devil is not a fool and there a lot of charlatans (parading as) men of God in the system who attack me when I criticise government, but such people cannot distract me,” Rev. Prof. Martey stated.

Ghana is currently shedding between 400 and 700 Megawatts of power during off-peak and peak periods, respectively.

The authorities say the crisis is as a result of poor water levels in the three hydro-electric power stations of Akosombo, Bui and Kpong; lack of gas flow from the West Africa Gas Pipeline in Nigeria to thermal plants in Ghana for production; as well as breakdown of some plants.

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