Entertainment of Sunday, 15 February 2015
Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson is the latest celebrity to vent her frustrations about the power crisis currently facing the country.
The current load management exercise by Ghana’s power producers is taking a heavy toll on Ghanaians. Known as ‘Dumsor’, Ghana is currently rationing power in view of shortfalls in power generation.
Several celebrities have added their voice to the cries of Ghanaians on the worsening power crises with many urging government to act earnestly to solve the problem.
Recently, outspoken Ghanaian musician Wanlov the Kubolor and actor Chris Attoh lamented about that the worsening power situation.
They highlighted the adverse impact it is having on the country’s development and the creative arts industry.
According to Wanlov, a lot of musicians keep postponing their recording sessions and projects while entertainment events and concert organizers also keep cancelling shows due to the erratic power supply.
Chris Attoh, also tweeted that, “Other countries have been to the moon and back [but] we still haven’t figured out constant electricity, we expect more from our leaders.”
Adding her voice to the numerous cries, Lydia Forson, speaking on Personality Profile on Drive Time on Joy FM with Lexis Bill Thursday blamed politics as the cause of the load shedding.
Asked what she thinks should be done to solve the problem, the actress said, “People should get brains. It’s as simple as that. I’m not the one to tell people to do their job. If you can’t do it then you tell us. I can’t take on what I can’t do.”
“For once in my life, I sat down and said the country is sinking. I’ve never said that about the country, you know me, I believe in Ghana but with the power crisis, how do you even work”? Lydia asked.
She was worried about the fact that people at the helm of the country’s affairs are not giving Ghanaians any justifiable explanation for the situation.
“Some will open their mouth and say something like they are speaking from their…. I need to have a conversation with some people in power.”
She said the anxiety resulting from the power rationing is unbearable and stressed that Ghanaians deserve better.