Energy think tank, Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) wants the government to admit that there is a significant shortfall in power supply and publish a timetable for load shedding that already ongoing.\nDeputy Executive Director of ACEP, Ben Boakye, thinks there is an urgent need for a load shedding timetable to guide Ghanaians.\n\u201cThere is dumsor. If we have a shortfall of around 150Megawatts and they [Electricity Company of Ghana] are shedding load, it is obvious that there is a gap that ought to be filled,\u201d he said.\nHe told Joy News\u2019 Raymond Acquah there cannot be any reliable justification for the hold up in the publication of the timetable.\n\u201cThe timetable always exists, they just need to activate it so I don\u2019t know why there is always a situation to always hesitate to actually activate it. They know when they are going to take off the light, so [they should] just tell us,\u201d he said.\nACEP\u2019s prediction last year that the dreaded load shedding, or dumsor, will return in the beginning of this year was dismissed by then outgoing National Democratic Congress (NDC) government as false.\nLast year the think tank revealed its checks indicates dumsor would return due to a shortfall in power supply.\nThen Deputy Power Minister, John Jinapor, rejected the forecast and insisted government had put in measures to forestall a return to the load shedding period.\nBut the former Minister seems to have retracted his defence.\nLike many others, Mr Jinapor has been experiencing power outages in his area lately and he took to Facebook to vent his frustration about the situation.\nOn Friday he posted the following his Facebook page:\n\u201cI am now convinced we are effectively in load shedding, technically transformers cannot go off every evening between 7 pm to 12 pm for 4 consecutive days which incidentally is the peak period. Managers of the power must come clean and provide us with a timetable so we can plan our lives. You cannot suppress a cork under water forever.\u201d\nMr Jinapor was referring to an excuse by the current government two weeks ago that faults with some transformers were the cause of the intermittent power outages.\nMeanwhile, ACEP\u2019s Deputy Executive Director says it is uncertain when the power deficit can be filled.\n\u201cIt depends on how long it takes to bring the gas back on stream,\u201d he said.\nAccording to him, the government needs at least \u20ac2 million to fix the current power shortfall.