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Ghanaians divided over who to blame for comeback of dumsor

Ghanaians have been wondering who they should hold accountable for the current wave of power cuts

Locally known as ‘dumsor’ the blackouts resumed earlier in February and have intensified over the eight days with many neighbourhoods left without electricity for over 24 hours.
The power crisis appeared to have been stabilised in the months leading up to the December 2016 presidential and parliamentary polls/ However before it could be stabilised, many businesses which rely on electricity had collapsed leading to job losses and as such was a key issue during the election campaign.

The new administration, with the promise to fix dumsor, assumed office in January 2017. However that has not stop many Ghanaians especially on social media to question the steps being taken to ensure that dumsor becomes a thing of the past.

On the other hand, some say the new government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is only in its second month and as such the blame for the current wave of dumsor should be blamed on the previous government who failed to solve it after eight years in power.

On Sunday February 26, journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni posted on Facebook saying “Who must fix the current power crisis? President Nana Akufo-Addo. But is he to blame for it?
No! Only sick heads will blame him for causing it.”

Here are a sample of some comments on the issue as found on social media.

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