Want to see real change happening? #Dumsormuststop

Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson has started a Twitter storm: #Dumsormuststop, calling for the end of Dumsor, or ‘lights out’ in Ghana by the Electricity Company of Ghana, where the country experiences frequent and lengthy blackouts, despite many promises to end it. 

The new regime instated in February means that residential consumers of power will now have up to 24 hours of outage before ‘enjoying’ 12 hours of power. But #dumsormuststop is gaining traction, and there’s a vigil planned on May 16th, organised by Nelson and rapper Sarkodie so watch this space…

You can follow the hashtag here; read more about it here; or hear Nelson speak about it here. Sometimes the power of social media to mobilise people still amazes me.

I just hope they can find a sustainable, reliable and viable solution quickly.

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