Thousands of Ghanaian marched through Ghana’s capital, Accra on Wednesday, to protest against widespread power shortages in the country.
They claim President John Dramani Mahama’s failure to boost electricity output has crippled business in the West African nation.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) which organised the rally, claims viewed as the rising star of West Africa.
Isaac Osei, a member of parliament and chieftain of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) which organised the protest, said: “We have a serious problem in this country,” said who joined the rally.
“Our people have come out fully to show this government that it is time for them to fix the problem.”
He told AFP that the rally was not just a partisan demonstration, noting that business owners and labourers were also marching to show the damage done to the economy by power cuts.
“We don’t have light (electricity) to do our work,” said Isaac Kwaku Asante, who runs a barber shop in Accra. “If you go home, there is no light to power your fridge.”
Experts explained that power supply has been hampered by underperforming dams, with output partly hurt by lower than normal rainfall last year.
The President Mahama-led administration and his National Democratic Congress (NDC) party have also been criticised for its wider failure to stabilise the economy, hit by a weakening currency, high deficits and worsening debt.