The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has reaffirmed his commitment to ensure that Ghanaians does not experience persistent power challenges, commonly known as “dumsor,” during his presidency. Addressing this year’s national May Day celebrations in Accra, the President assured Ghanaians that all issues related to dumsor have been effectively addressed, and they can trust his word on this matter.
According to President Akufo-Addo, maintenance work on transformers and other essential infrastructure has been completed. He expressed his gratitude to Ghanaians for their patience during the period of dumsor.

He acknowledged the challenges faced by citizens during the period of erratic power supply and thanked them for their resilience. President Akufo-Addo highlighted his government’s efforts to
ensure continuous electricity supply and promised not to backtrack on this achievement.
He emphasized that his administration had worked tirelessly to keep the lights on for Ghanaians, and he intended to maintain this progress.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo also used the occasion to reiterate his commitment to ensure a free, fair and transparent election in December.
According to the President, government will provide the Electoral Commission with all the necessary logistics to carry out a smooth
election. He added that elections are the cornerstone of democracy and every one of us has a role to play to ensure that our electoral process is free, fair, transparent, and devoid of violence.

President Akufo-Addo further noted that, based on the commitment of the Ghanaian workforce for national development, the least he can do in his last term of office is to honor them and to facilitate the
new Labor Act that has been the utmost desire of the unions. He said, labour issues are some of the most topical and important issues in almost every country. He noted that a new labour law would by the close of 2024 to the benefit of all labourers in the country.

The Secretary-General of Trade Union Congress, Dr. Yaw Baah, emphasized the critical need for action to address the power challenges.
Dr. Baah stressed that Ghanaians cannot afford to endure the effects of the power challenges any longer, as it is severely impacting businesses and could lead to widespread unemployment if not
resolved promptly.
He urged President Akufo-Addo and the government to take immediate steps to mitigate the effects of the situation.

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