AFAG builds up momentum for dumsor demo

The Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) is planning a series of demonstrations to protest the crippling energy crisis in the country.

The pressure group is first meeting various stakeholders, including artisans and other professionals to assess the impact the power crisis has had on their jobs.

Vice chair of the group Appietu Ankrah said the meeting is also to build momentum for the demonstrations.

"We have received a couple of invitations from artisans and other people complaining and voicing their frustrations with the 'dumsor' that is going on this country.

"In the face of this AFAG decided to go to these people and hold series of fora in a build up to the demonstration which we would finally announce.

"We will give the platform to these artisans and those who have been affected by the 'dumsor' to vent out their frustration," he said.

AFAG, for several reasons, have hit the streets demonstrating against the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government since 2009. The protest against the energy crisis will be the latest in their activities. 

The country is in darkness under a crippling load shedding exercise which has persisted for over three years. 

It has worsened in the past few weeks with consumers enjoying 12 hours of electricity and enduring 24 hours of darkness.

It is not clear yet when the 'dumsor' regime will come to an end.

Power Minister Dr Kwabena Donkor has however promised to resign at the end of the year if the situation continues.