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Yvonne Nelson calls for #DumsorMustStop vigil amid power crisis

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Ghanaian actress and activist Yvonne Nelson has taken to Twitter to call for a second vigil in response to the ongoing power crisis in Ghana.

Yvonne Nelson, who was instrumental in the organising of the 2015 #DumsorMustStop campaign, expressed her disappointment with the current government’s handling of the situation.

In her post on April 22, 2024, Nelson reached out to Imani Ghana, a civil society group, urging them to come on board for a fresh demonstration.

She cited the impact of the previous campaign, which was largely attributed to IMANI’s contribution.

The actress criticized the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and President Nana Akufo-Addo for taking the citizens for granted.

“Imani Ghana, can we organize another vigil? I’ve been waiting for you to reach out like you did years back. ( your team made our demo a success ) I’m reaching out myself. The NPP and its leadership @NAkufoAddo have taken Ghanaians for granted. #DUMSORMUSTSTOP,” she posted.

The hashtag #DUMSORMUSTSTOP, which became a rallying point of online protests against erratic power supply, is once again gaining momentum as Nelson advocates for action.

Her call to action joins the growing frustration among Ghanaians over the persistent energy issues affecting the nation.

The ‘dumsor’ palava

As far back as late 2023, Ghanaians in many parts of the country began experiencing incessant power cuts without warning.

These outages, which worsened in 2024, caused disruptions to businesses and the daily activities of citizens.

This has led to some citizens concluding that ‘dumsor’ is back.

The ‘dumsor’ situation in 2015 led to a massive protest which saw many celebrities including Yvonne Nelson and Prince David Osei partaking.

However, many government officials have claimed the outages are not a result of ‘dumsor’. They also insist that there was no need for a timetable.

The problem was further worsened when the Minister for Energy, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, challenged those calling for a timetable to come up with one themselves.

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