In recent Ghana News, residents in many parts of Accra are angry over what they describe as the return of power crisis popularly called dumsor.
The residents say hardly a day passes without their electricity going off especially at peak periods a development that is increasingly creating an inconvenience for them
They fear a return to the dreaded power paralysis between 2012-2016 which saw the country enduring a 24 hour off, and a 12-hour on loading shedding program with its attendant domestic, social, and economic challenges.
Many businesses collapsed on account of the outages with the then opposition New Patriotic Party promising to fix it when it wins power in the 2016 elections.
The NDC at the time denied assertions made by the then NPP candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo and his running mate Dr. Mahamaudu Bawumia that the load shedding was a money problem and not a technical problem. The 2016 campaign was partly an issue of dumsor which the governing NDC lost.
Shortly after it won elections, the power situation stabilized immensely but it appears it will not last.
Almost two years after winning power the electricity crisis which the NPP claimed to have fixed is gradually returning with many areas in Accra experiencing outages.
Residents in Achimota, Kotababi, Teshie, Ashongman have all been complaining about the unannounced outages some of which last for several hours.
The government’s official communicators who were loud in opposition have been quiet on the matter even though officials of the Ghana Grid company have sought to attribute the challenges to a drop in gas supply to the Aboadze plant.
Members of the opposition who presided over four years of dumsor suddenly appear to have found the answer. In what appears to be a video downloaded from https://facebookmp4.com, people were seen holding candles and flashlights to direct traffic. Similar videos were also sighted in a youtube mp4 480p video which is claimed to have been taken from the main seat of government.
They say the outages are as a result owed major stakeholders.