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    #DumsorMustStop!:Give us immediate and long-term solutions to ‘Dumsor’ – Akufo-Addo told

    The #DumsorMustStop campaigners have urged President Akufo-Addo to prioritise solving the prevailing erratic power supply situation in the country.

    According to them, the menace, popularly referred to as ‘Dumsor’, is taking a toll on various sectors of the economy.

    They therefore want immediate and long-term solutions to the challenge.

    This is contained in a petition written by the petitioners to President Akufo-Adoo and sighted by 3news.com.

    The petitioners started their protest from the precincts of the University of Ghana and converged at the Tetteh Quarshie interchange.

    They wielded placards with inscriptions such as, “Napo, Dumsor is killing our dreams,” “Dumsor Kills Businesses,” “Electricity is a right” and “Dumsor no more, we deserve better,” among others.

    “Your Excellency, Mr. President, and Dr. Prempeh, we urge you to prioritize this issue with the urgency it demands. We need transparent and effective solutions to ensure a stable and reliable power supply for all Ghanaians. We implore you to take the following actions:

    1. Immediate Measures; Implement short-term strategies to mitigate the current power shortages and provide relief to affected areas.

    2. Long-term Solutions: Develop and communicate a comprehensive plan to upgrade and expand our power infrastructure, incorporating sustainable energy sources to prevent future occurrences of Dumsor.

    3. Accountability: Ensure transparency in the management of our energy resources and hold those responsible for inefficiencies accountable,” parts of the petition read.

    The protesters emphasised that “Ghana has the potential to be a beacon of progress and development in Africa, but we cannot achieve this if we are constantly hindered by power crisis. We are confident that with decisive action and commitment, we can overcome this challenge and build a brighter future for our nation. Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter. We look forward to your prompt response and to seeing tangible improvements in our power supply situation.

    They listed sectors which are most affected by Dumsor as follows:

    1. Healthcare: Our hospitals are struggling to provide adequate care, especially during critical moments such as childbirth. The lack of reliable power supply puts both mothers and newborns at risk, undermining our healthcare system and endangering lives.

    2. Businesses; Entrepreneurs and businesses, from small vendors to large enterprises, are experiencing significant operational challenges due to the inconsistent power supply. This is leading to financial losses, layoffs, and, in some cases, the closure of businesses. Our economy cannot thrive under such conditions.

    3. Daily Life: The constant power outages are disrupting the daily lives of Ghanaians, affecting education, productivity, and overall well-being. It is a source of frustration and despair for many, eroding the trust and confidence that citizens have in our leadership.

    Watch video here:

    #TV3GH on X: “#DumsorMustStop demo: DKB, Yvonne Nelson and John Dumelo walk with protesters to the Tetteh Quashie roundabout #3NewsGH https://t.co/sy3UpZT0V7” / X (twitter.com)


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