Cudjoe Franklin Imani

President of IMANI Africa Franklin Cudjoe says his think tank will not succumb to pressure to organise a demonstration against the government over the ongoing power outages, known as “dumsor.” He emphasised that IMANI will conduct their protest at their own pace, and individuals who share their grievances are welcome to organise their demonstrations. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, April 23, Mr Cudjoe revealed that they are gearing up to demonstrate against the ongoing dumsor crisis.

This response comes following actress Yvonne Nelson’s call for IMANI to join her in organising another demonstration, reminiscent of the one held in 2015. Yvonne Nelson’s call came amidst recent intermittent power outages, with many Ghanaians clamouring for a load-shedding timetable from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

In her post on X on Monday, April 22, Ms. Nelson expressed her readiness for IMANI’s outreach for the vigil, citing the organization’s involvement in a similar event in 2015.

She criticised President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), accusing them of taking the country for granted and stressing that such neglect should no longer be tolerated.

However, Mr. Cudjoe responded sharply, stating that IMANI will select partners for their protest, and Yvonne Nelson is free to organise her demonstration. “We have heard the call by the redoubtable Ms Yvonne Nelson for round two of #dumsormuststop. Fair call even as we (IMANI) have maintained our criticism of the government’s bad decisions for what often seems like a rudderless leadership, the latest dumsor episodes being the zenith. So as you can see ( T-shirts), we are preparing and we will make the call and choose how we demonstrate and who we want to partner with at the right time.”

“Meanwhile, others can also organise their own unique protests in churches, mosques, bars, schools and homes.” In a related development, Vice President of IMANI, Bright Simons also took a jab at the actress. He called her out for only wanting to partner with them when it favours her. Mr Simons said IMANI has been chasing ECG and pursuing other energy-related matters but they have “never seen Ms Nelson amplify any of that work. Ever. Not even a retweet.”

He quizzed, “Now, why is that?”

By:  Ernest K. Arhinful

Benjamin Mensah

By Benjamin Mensah

Benjamin Mensah [Freshhope] is a young man, very passionate about the youth of this Generation. Very friendly, reliable and very passionate about the things of God and all that I do. The mission is to inform, educate and entertain. Feel free to send your whatsapp messages to +233266550849 and call on +233242645676

Leave a Reply

Verified by MonsterInsights