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Engage Ghanaians, ‘dumsor’ traumatizing millions, causing untold agony – Ablakwa to Akufo-Addo

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu has charged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to hold direct engagement with Ghanaians on the ongoing power outages, referred to as ‘dumsor.’

The lawmaker in a social media post dated April 21, 2024, weighed in on massive complaints by online users relative to the government’s refusal to publish a load-shedding timetable.

Ablakwa said the havoc and agony dumsor was causing merited a direct intervention by the president.

His post read in part: “DUMSOR is traumatizing millions, collapsing businesses, destroying electrical equipment and causing untold agony.

“It is time President Akufo-Addo holds a direct engagement with the Ghanaian people through a press conference and a people’s assembly which would enable him come to terms with the current reality instead of listening to his deceptive, inept and arrogant appointees who insult us by asking that we prepare our own DUMSOR timetable.”

The issue of power outages has become topical with the government insisting that the outages did not merit a timetable.

The power distributor has also come under heavy critique over its failure to admit the current challenges merit a timetable despite a ruling by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to that effect.

Ablakwa further expressed worry over the president’s failure to subject himself to an open media engagement over the last four years adding that the media had given him a pass on the issue.

“President Akufo-Addo is arguably the only president in the world who has not held an open media engagement to take unfiltered questions from journalists in over 4 years.

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“I am really surprised the Ghanaian media has accepted this unhealthy development as a new normal.

“No Ghanaian president has been allowed to get away with what Akufo-Addo is getting away with — absolutely despicable!” his post concluded.

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