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I resigned based on internal politics – Former Power Minister

The Former Power Minister, Kwabena Donkor, has voice out his 2015 controversial resignation from office as the then sector minister

The Former Power Minister, Kwabena Donkor, has voice out  his 2015 controversial resignation from office as the then sector minister was not as a result of his purported inability to end the power crisis (dumsor) the country faced at the time.

Member of Parliament for the Pru East Constituency in the Brong Ahafo region on assuming office as the then power minister promised to resign his post if he could not solve the power problem by the end of 2015.

“At least the end of the year is December, so you can hold me to that…Yes I will resign”, Mr. Donkor had replied to a query whether Ghanaians would be justified in calling for his head if the power problem persisted by close of 2015.

On the December 31 however, Mr. Donkor tendered in a resignation letter which was widely reported in the media as a fulfillment of the vow he made to resign if he could not solve the power crisis.

Mr. Donkor, Monday, November 27, opened up to Winston Amoah on the 3FM’s Morning Show, Sunrise, dismissing the reports that he resigned over the controversial “dumsor” promise.

Unwilling to disclose the details, he said “I resigned for internal political reasons, which I am not prepared to say here”.

As to whether he was forced out of the office, the Pru East MP said, “I wasn’t, I signed my resignation letter, I wrote my resignation letter”, maintaining that he gave up his post willingly.

Therefore he said there are records to show that he had fixed the power problem and that the then President, John Dramani Mahama even applauded him and his team during the 2016 State of the Nation address for their work.

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