Yvonne Nelson, an award winning Ghanaian actress, has commended President John Dramani Mahama’s efforts at solving the current power crisis.
According to her, the situation is improving gradually in Accra and other parts of the country.
Yvonne Nelson, in an interview with Dr. Prekese “Gyaso Gyaso” drive time host on Bryt 99.1 FM in Koforidua stated, “I must say, dumsor is now better, and I commend the Government, Power Minister and all other officials working around the clock to fix dumsor, for the good work they are doing”.
The actress was the brain behind “Dumsor Must Stop Vigil” campaign, which attracted many celebrities in Ghana to protest against the erratic power supply months ago.
She said the main rationale behind the “Dumsor Must Stop Vigil” demonstration was to voice out her pain and anger in respect of the recent power crisis the country is going through.
The ‘House of Gold’ producer said the current power crisis is collapsing companies and making most people becoming unemployed not to talk of the excessive heat hence her decision to organize dumsor must stop vigil.
According to Yvonne Nelson who is scheduled to premiere her movie, titled “If Tomorrow Never Comes” in Koforidua said, the demonstration was not done as propaganda for any political party’s interest but for the interest of all Ghanaians.
The demonstration according to her was to tell the frustrations and sentiments of Ghanaians especially those whose businesses were collapsing hence to pinch government to step up and solve the problem.
“I was therefore, surprised of the insults rain on me and other organizers by some government officials and NDC commentators”.
Sarkodie, Yvonne Nelson, Lydia Forson and Ama K. Abrebrese during the campaign to hold dumsor must stop vigil, poured out their anger on social media, questioning the government’s ability to solve the issue.
However, their move did not go down well with, a member of the communications team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alhaji Halidu Haruna, who responded to the celebrities’ criticisms, hence described them as prostitutes but later popped up to apologize.