Ghanaian celebrities hold vigil to demand end to constant electricity outages

Caption: Comedian DKB (left), actress Yvonne Nelson (middle), actor John Dumelo (right) and others at the vigil

Source: Africa Publicity

A number of top Ghanaian celebrities have held a vigil calling for an end to the current constant electricity outages (dumsor) in Ghana.

On Saturday night, June 8, movie stars like actor John Dumelo and actress Yvonne Nelson, joined other celebrities including comedian DKB to embark on what they termed as “#dumsormuststop” demonstration.

The celebrities looking so charged, sang as they held the vigil starting from the Legon gate to the Tetteh-Quarshie roundabout in Accra, the capital of Ghana.

They could be heard mentioning the name of Nana Akufo-Addo, the President of Ghana, telling him about the poor power situation in the country.

In recent months, Ghana has been experiencing poor power supply, with outages being the order of the day. Residents across the country, especially Accra do go for days without electricity, slowing down commercial activities, especially for businesses that depend largely on stable electricity supply to operate on a regular basis.

At the celebration of the 2024 Worker’s Day, President Akufo-Addo said in his speech that dumsor was going to be a thing of the past. But seeing an immediate end to the erratic electricity supply seems a mirage, at least for now.

Ghana has for the most part of the last two decades battled with keeping its lights on a regular basis. Successive governments including the National Democratic Congress administration of former President John Mahama have made efforts to savage the situation but there seems to be no end in sight to the power crisis. The promises from politicians, especially the ruling class over the years to bring an end to the crisis has simply not materialized, and Ghana continues to experience darkness regularly, frustrating millions of people in the country, including the celebrities, hence the need for the demonstration.

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