Yvonne Nelson and her celebrity friends have announced #DumsorMustStop Vigil on Saturday May 16, 2015 over the current erratic power crisis in Ghana.
GhanaGist.com can confirm that, message is trending on social media platforms with several Ghanaians showing interest in joining but according to the former president of Ghana Actors Guild’s President, Nii Odoi Mensah the vigil will not stop the dumsor.
He told Starr FM that, the vigil will amount to nothing and that Yvonne Nelson and colleagues should not waste their time.
Below are the words of Mr Odoi Mensah on Starr FM.
“In a society where the young will not seek advice from the elderly, then you know we have a problem.
“Seriously my sister do you think the present government is happy with the situation in which we are? Or, when his Excellency the president came into power, do you think he went to Akosombo to [shut] the dam off, so that we stay in darkness? Or can’t we understand that there is a problem and somebody must fix it and that we all have to help that person to fix it?” he wondered.
“Ghanaians must learn to be patient in life. You don’t get things on a silver platter. No condition is permanent. The man said he is trying his best to solve the problem, let’s help him solve it!
“My sister go to Nigeria. Years and they are still in darkness. Ghana has only been in this for one year. If Ghana is fifty something years and for that period we’ve had electricity except for one year, why should we be complaining as much?”
“If you embark on a demonstration and you go on a vigil that #dumsormuststop, what have you done? If you have any ideas as to how to stop the dumsor, give it to them. But if you go on a demonstration, you go on a vigil and all that, it won’t solve the problem.”
“All the past governments! They didn’t have vision. So let’s not only blame it on the current government, I mean we don’t have to politicise everything. We must be realistic in all we do. Let’s stop the blame game and help the man to solve it.”