Actor Van Vicker has expressed his pain and disappointments over the Ghanaian government’s inability to solve its ongoing power crisis.
In a social media rant, the actor says Ghanaians have been quiet over the issue for so long and that they can no longer bear the negative effects of the crisis on their lives.
Ghana is currently rationing power, popularly known as dumsor, due to shortfalls in production. The power crisis, which has been on for over three years making people resort to inverter, generators and other forms of energy.
So top Ghanaian celebrities including Yvonne Nelson, Joselyn Dumas, Sarkodie, Lydia Forson, came together to expressed their frustrations with the government’s inability to find a lasting solution to the crisis.
They announced their intention to hold a vigil on May 16 to put pressure on the government to find a lasting solution to the problem.
Meanwhile, it would be nice to see our own Nigerian celebrities doing something similar for the power issues in Nigeria. Here is what Van Vicker wrote on facebook;
We have gotten to that point where we can no longer stay quiet because we have given our leaders the benefit of the doubt to solve dumsor but the situation has only gotten worse.
I am distressed because authorities saw this coming but looked us in the face and told us ‘stories’. Stories we didn’t want to believe but took their word.
Now many nights as i turn into my neighborhood, I see blackness all around and I think to myself ‘how in God’s name did we get to this point?’ As frustrating as the economy is dumsor has come to exacerbate our plight.
With our hard earned money we have to buy a generator, inverter or solar panels when same cash could be put in an investment to better our lives.
Where is the sense of empathy from our rulers? We are getting laid off by our employers. TV advertisers are withdrawing their commercials because people don’t watch TV much no more. Movies purchasing power has declined some more; if you hardly have lights why purchase the movies? We film makers have serious production and post production challenges because of dumsor.
It’s unfortunate for anyone to say that celebrities are advocating for?#?dumsormuststop because of our comfortability. It’s far beyond that. It’s all stressful and a waste of time on basics that shouldn’t take up limited time.
It’s rather pathetic and unforgiving that we have to plan our lives and businesses around dumsor.
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