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#DumsorMustStop: Read the Petition from Protesters to President Akufo-Addo

Using placards and other forms of communication, protesters expressed displeasure at the inconvenience the 'dumsor' situation is causing citing health and financial implications.

On Saturday, award-winning Actress and movie producer, Yvonne Nelson, together with the #DumsorMustStop campaigners marched on the principal streets of Accra to protest the erratic electric power supply in the country.

Using placards and other forms of communication, protesters expressed displeasure at the inconvenience the ‘dumsor’ situation is causing them, citing health and financial implications.

#DumsorMustStop: Here's the Full Petition by Protesters

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The march started from the main entrance of the University of Ghana to the Tetteh Quarshie Roundabout, where the organisers addressed the press.

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Joining Yvonne Nelson on the protest march was her colleague John Dumelo.

Below is an excerpt of their petition to the president:

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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.

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.

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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.

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 crises. 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.

Yours sincerely,
Yvonne Nelson
Henry Akoto Osei
Selorm Dramani Dzramado

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