Actress, Yvonne Nelson, has called out President Akufo-Addo over the current power crisis in the country, pointing out that ‘dumsor’ under Akufo-Addo is a betrayal of expectation from the man who had been a vocal critic of his predecessor over a similar development.
In a direct tweet to Mr. Akufo-Addo, the actress who had led the anti-dumsor marches under former President Mahama accused Akufo-Addo of becoming one of the country’s lineages of leaders who have failed the people.
She tweeted: “Seriously!!!!! This has to stop MR PRESIDENT. #DUMSORMUSTSTOP@NAkufoAddo NEVER did Ghanaians think you’d let us EXPERIENCE #dumsor but here we are ….. same leader who bashed ex-president years back! Our leaders keep FAILING us!”
Yvonne Nelson would go on to confront the sycophantic hero-worshippers of President Akufo Addo within the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) telling them that when it comes to it, it is they who will bear the brunt of ‘dumsor.’
“Continue fighting for them…..you’ll sleep in the heat, they’ll sleep in their ACs regardless.”
Ghana is currently in the grips of ‘dumsor’ four years after the erstwhile Mahama administration had reportedly ended the phenomenon and the Akufo-Addo government had reiterated that under its stewardship, “dumsor is a thing of the past”.
Experts have diagnosed the problems dogging the country’s electricity sector, saying that even though the generation of power is no longer a problem, with the current administration even complaining that Ghana is now over-generating power, lack of investment in distribution infrastructure has meant that the generated power is being trapped by bottlenecks in the distribution chain.
The result is that the dreaded spells of power outages of the past are back, with communities suffering disruptive power or low voltage.
Amidst the situation, the government has been denying that dumsor is back, a position that is widely seen as political gimmickry.