Ghanaian musician and songwriter Kofi Kinaata is speaking out against the current erratic electricity supply in Ghana, even though some government officials deny the existence of ‘dumsor’.

Reflecting on his struggles with the erratic power supply, Kinaata revealed that the worsening power cuts have significantly impacted his business operations.

He described how his employees, stationed at his residence, constantly reach out to him every fifteen minutes to report on the disruptions caused by the frequent power outages, known locally as “dumsor.”

During an interview on 3FM, Kinaata expressed deep concern about the dire state of the country’s electricity supply and called for urgent action to address the issue.

During the interview, the host, Giovanni Caleb, questioned Kinaata’s personal experience with “dumsor,” suggesting that he didn’t seem affected by it.

Kinaata responded with a smile, affirming that he indeed faces the challenges firsthand, with his own home currently without power. He emphasized the inconvenience of interruptions, such as watching television, only to have the lights suddenly go out.

“I am experiencing it [the power outage] a lot; as I speak now, there is no light at home. Some people who work in the house call me every fifteen (15) minutes to complain about the power outage. That is the reality. It’s not good. When you are watching television and the lights go off, it’s someway,” he said.

Recent times have seen a surge in complaints from various quarters, including members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), regarding the unstable power supply in certain areas.

However, during the State of the Nation Address on February 27, 2024, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo boasted that his administration had successfully averted ‘dumsor’ for seven years since he took office. This claim drew sharp criticism from dissenting voices within the public.

The demand for the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to provide a load-shedding timetable, as urged by the public, remains unaddressed, leaving uncertainty regarding the future of the power situation.


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