Controversial hiplife artist, Belinda Ekua Amoah aka Mzbel has taken a swipe at people who are blaming President John Dramani Mahama for the current power crisis.
“In my neighborhood when the lights go off, all you hear from even the kids is ‘oh Mahama’. Parents, everybody keep saying Mahama when the lights go off. When something goes wrong it’s Mahama. Everybody is focusing on one aspect. If we concentrate on only one aspect I don’t think we will get anywhere,” she bemoaned.
According to Mzbel, the “dumsor dumsor” phenomenon did not start with President Mahama hence it will be unfair to solely put the blame at his doorstep.
Her comment comes at a time the hiplife artist is being lambasted on social media for releasing a song in which she explains how illegal electricity usage and connection is contributing to the erratic power supply in the country.
“Where I grew up, they believe illegal connection is a norm and so if you are not doing it they think you are too known… I believe it is lack of education; if they (citizens) know how bad illegal connection is affecting everybody they might stop,” she told the host of the Gold Power Drive, Alhassan Suhuyini in an interview.
Mzbel added that even though she supported the ‘Dumsormuststop’ vigil by fellow celebrities, she believes it is time corporate Ghana and development partners such as Gridco and the World Bank invest in programmes to educate the public on energy conservation.
When quizzed if she is perturbed by the attacks on social media, she said “I’ve always had problems like this so this is not new to me.”
“They always attack me. Anytime I speak my mind they will attack me. I talk about religion, they attack me. I speak about love and they attack me. So I have developed a tough skin for all that. What has to be done has to be done,” she added.
Don't blame Mahama for Dumsor; Say No To Illegal Connection
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