Ghanaians march in Accra against power outages

Hundreds of Ghanaians peacefully protested against frequent power outages in Accra on Saturday, a crisis affecting businesses and daily life nationwide.

Clad in red and black, with leaders donning red berets, demonstrators marched through the capital, urging the government to stabilize the power supply.

They chanted patriotic songs and carried kerosene lanterns, symbolizing their plight, causing evening traffic gridlock. Ghana, an early adopter of electrification in Africa, faces chronic power shortages and struggles to meet growing demand.

The #DumsorMustStop vigil, organized by actress Yvonne Nelson, drew notable figures like comedian DKB, who highlighted the adverse impact on their professions.

Ordinary citizens, like shop owner Anita Twumasi, voiced concerns about health and livelihood, attributing the power cuts to the ruling NPP’s alleged failure to secure necessary fuel.

Protesters wielded signs criticizing the government, making electricity a significant issue ahead of December’s elections in the resource-rich nation.

Local barber Kwame Danso expressed frustration over lost business, epitomized by his placard: “Stop the blackouts, save our jobs.”

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