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It was Albert Einstein who proffered, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results. Where such is no more evident, than with PPP, who would ever so often, recycle a square peg to the very round hole, expecting a different outcome. And one registering as such a square peg, an abysmal failure at GPL, is Bharat Dindyal aka Dark Vader. For under his watch, 2006-2015, GPL was reduced to a skeletonise blackout unit, that provided more paralysis than power. However, come 2020, when CEO Albert Gordon chose not to renew his contract, many anticipated PPP would’ve followed APNU+AFC, in seeking another competent professional, to replace him. But most astoundingly, PPP reverted to the abysmal failure, in Dindyal. Then having secured the CEO seat, it was almost inevitable, Dark Vader was once again hovering, casting a long dark shadow of blackouts, over we the populace.
For it goes without saying, guided by his GPL mediocrity, Dindyal wouldn’t have been the smartest in a classroom of halfwits. But of such a reality he’s blinded, evident in his unfounded braggadocios, GPL under his watch, 2006-2015, was on a developmental trajectory. However, with GPL on this supposedly developmental trajectory, it was delivering more promises than power. Which means, of his hopeless performances, speculations were rife, he is another dunderhead from the Uitvlugt University.
Notwithstanding, despite his far from stellar record, it was this very Dark Vader, PPP once again positioned at the helm of GPL. Where almost immediately, even before the CEO seat was warmed, he had us once again enduring total darkness! Unending blackouts, rendering it an impossibility to plan one’s life or funeral. Which means, being afflicted with such never before experienced blackouts, we question, why PPP sought the clueless Dindyal to burdened us with unrelenting darkness? For once again, it’s under his watch, that within a matter of 3yrs, he has reduced a thriving GPL to a corporation on a ventilator. On a ventilator where the chances of recovery are close to nonexistent, with him at the helm.
But we the long-suffering citizenry, have come to recognise, all PPP has to deliver are blackouts and excuses. Such that, they shamelessly make the argument, down to climate change, the peak demand for electricity is greater than GPL can supply. However, such an argument is unadulterated garbage. For APNU+AFC had similar challenges of demand and supply, yet blackouts experienced weren’t this burdensome. As a matter of fact, being proactive, APNU+AFC left a blueprint for the further development of GPL. However, that PPP and Dindyal, promptly rubbished, even as they failed to devise a plan of their own.
The fact is, when APNU+AFC took office in 2015, they were confronted by a skeletonise electricity sector, that was on the verge of collapse. And recognising the dire straits of the sector, informed by evidence-based practices, they invested, with the view to increasing capacity and resilience. Where some of these investments included the procurement, purchase and installation of nine new generator sets, totalling 63MW. In fact, in 2015, evidencing the dire straits of the corporation, GPL generation capacity was only registering 120-125MW. However, down to the astute leadership of APNU+AFC, by 2020, this generation capacity increased exponentially by 50%. Additionally, along with the installation of more generators in communities across the country, GPL under APNU+AFC, reduced its line losses by 5%, saving $450M annually. As a result, with these investments and interventions, the length and breadth of our 83000sq miles, was well lit, with blackouts being a rarity.
But this the reality, with oil and its associated developments, it should’ve been anticipated by PPP, demand for electricity would’ve increased. However, this we rationals foresaw, even as PPP didn’t, failing to consolidate on the APNU+AFC established capacity. As a result, GPL confronted with a foreseeable increase demand, is incapable of matching with a consistent supply. The result is, we are burdened with frequent blackouts, a phenomenon, the forward thinking APNU+AFC was able to eradicate.
However, as an emerging oil economy, endeavouring to attract investors and investments, GPL remains critical to this undertaking. And being cognisant of this, it was incumbent on PPP to appoint someone with a proven track record of success. But Dindyal who specialises in blackouts and epic failures, was appointed, despite his abysmal record. As a result, and most predictably, we are saddled with daily blackouts, down to his, and in extension PPP incompetence. Thus, considering his catastrophic failures, he should do the honourable thing by resigning.