The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is set to embark on a ‘massive’ demonstration tagged ‘Won Gbo’ (we are dying) demonstration.
The protest which is to be held on 18th February, 2015, is to express displeasure at how government is tackling the energy crisis in the country.
The country is currently in darkness under a crippling load-shedding exercise which has persisted for a very long time. It has worsened in the past few weeks with consumers enjoying only 12 hours of electricity and 24 hours of darkness.
It is not clear yet when the ‘dumsor’ will come to an end; however, the Power Minister, Dr. Kwabena Donkor says it will come to an end by December 2015.
At a press conference held on Tuesday, 10th February, 2015, the General Secretary of the party, Kwabena Agyepong said the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration has given enough evidence to prove that they cannot solve the challenges facing the country.
According to him, they (government) have shown consistently that they don’t have answers to the ongoing power crisis or the economic challenges facing the country
“Ghanaians are not happy with how government is managing the ongoing power crisis. I don’t think government understands what Ghanaians are going through…And the worst is they don’t even want to explain or indicate when the issue will be resolved…and so we will be embarking on this demonstration to express our displeasure…we need to show them that we are not happy with how they are handling the situation…” he stated.
Source: Rebecca Addo Tetteh/Peacefmonline.com