Actress and movie producer Yvonne Nelson has added her voice to the growing number Ghanaians calling for an end to the country’s continuous erratic power supply popularly known as ‘dumsor’.
The popular actress took to her Twitter page to express her growing frustration.
She said: ‘It’s so sad; this dumsor crap is here to stay! They will just not tell the people the truth! They’ll wait and let us get used to it.’
Yvonne continued: ‘The minute people in government start investing in generators will be the end of Ghana. They will make sure the dumsor continues forever and ever.’
The actress stated further: ‘I can never get used to it! How does our economy grow? Businesses are closing! Kids in school are failing! What a shame.
‘The President doesn’t even see our tweets to him because the page is obviously not run by him. What’s the use? If you don’t handle your account?[sic]
Ghanaians, wake up! We seriously don’t deserve this! #dumsormuststop’
‘How will our country be productive? We can’t function! It’s sooo wrong!’ Yvonne concluded.
Interestingly, her fellow actor John Dumelo, also commenting on the same problem, said Ghanaians are complaining unnecessarily and mounting undeserved pressure on President John Mahama.
Dumelo, in an interview with Starr Fm, noted: ‘We should just give him [Mahama] time to solve the problems. The problems are there but it’s four years; Rome wasn’t built in a day… and if after 2016 the problems are not solved, then we know what to do.
‘But I think a lot of people are putting pressure on him and it’s not as if he doesn’t want to solve the problems; he does so we should just give him time.’
Meanwhile, many Ghanaian businesses and industries continue to suffer as a result of the erratic power supply while several workers continue to lose their jobs.
Just this week, popular beverage producing company Blue Skies said it would lay off a thousand of its workers in the next few weeks if nothing was done to improve the erratic power supply in the country.
According to Joy News, the company’s Head of Public Relations and Projects, Alistair Djimatey, explained that because of the dumsor crisis the company spends an additional £20,000 a week to fuel generators to run the facility. He said the company plans to shut down one of its plants due to high production cost following the power crisis.
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