Yvonne Nelson’s ‘Dumsor’ vigil slated for June 8

The conveners of the much awaited protest against incessant power outages have chastised the Akufo-Addo administration for being economical with the real power situation in the country.

The conveners, actress Yvonne Nelson and Henry Osei Akoto believe the reluctance of the government to publish a load shedding time tabel to aid Ghanaians to plan their activities only mean the Akufo-Addo administration does not care about the plight of Ghanaians who are at the receiving end of the power cuts.

During the annual May Day celebration today (May 1, 2024) in Accra, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced that the recent challenges in electricity supply, known as “dumsor,” have been effectively resolved.

Addressing attendees, the President expressed optimism that the erratic power supply issues are now a thing of the past, thanks to successful resolutions of problems related to transformers and gas supply.

This is in sharp contrast of what Akufo-Addo had earlier said in previous speeches that there wasn’t dumsor in the country.


One month after the announcement, Ghanaians are still grappling with erratic power supply which is crippling businesses and affecting health care delivery.

Addressing a press conference about the power situation on Wednesday, June 5, Henry Osei Akoto, said their protest slated for Saturday will come off as planned, adding that they have a  clearance from the police to pour their frustrations out on the streets.

“We met with the police yesterday and agreed on security arrangements for the protest. We are by this press conference urging Ghanaians who are suffering from the erratic power supply to join us at the entrance of the University of Ghana at 2PM on Saturday to drum home our message that the government is being dishonest with the current power situation,” he told XYZ News.

Osei Akoto stated that although the Akufo-Addo government has declared that there is no intermittent power cuts popularly known as ‘dumsor’, the situation was different in the homes and work places of Ghanaians in many parts of the country.

“People are incurring losses at their work places due to dumsor yet the government keeps lying that the power crisis is over…We all know the government owes power producers and has no funds to settle the debts,” he added.

Also present at the press conference was Antwi Sylvestin Ronald, convener for United Voices for Change (UVC) who pledged the group’s support for the street protest on Saturday.


Source: Myxyzonline.com


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