The New Patriotic Party has announced that it will hit the streets to demonstrate against what it calls government’s incompetence in managing the power crisis in the country and other economic hardships.
At a press conference in Accra, General Secretary of the party, Kwabena Agyapong indicated that the impact of what has become known as ‘dumsor’ was taking a very negative toll on businesses and on individuals.
According to Mr. Agyapong, “business owners like artisanal Ghanaians, sprayers, barbers, seamstresses etc are hardest hit by these power outages and this is killing businesses.
“Health facilities, schools companies and other institutions that depend on power to operate are suffering at the hands of this government which has shown clear insensitivity. The New Patriotic Party as a responsible stakeholder in the Ghanaian political scene, wants to bring the deep suffering of the people of this country to the attention of the government.
“We are calling on civil societies, unemployed youth, people of varied political ideologies and indeed members of the NDC – who are also feeling the frustration of the power crisis to join us on February 18 to demonstrate over the issue.
Their declaration to hit the streets follows that of a group calling itself Concerned Ghanaians who have planned a demonstration for the 6th of March which is Ghana’s Independence Day.
According to the NPP, the power problem is not that of generation but a clear sign of mismanagement on the part of the government. “We are dying of the mismanagement of the economy” Kwabena Agyapong added.
By Martin Asiedu-Dartey|3news.com|Ghana