Dumsor disrupts Mahama's meeting with fisherfolk in Takoradi

Dumsor disrupts Mahama's meeting with fisherfolk in Takoradi

President John Dramani Mahama was embarrassed in Takoradi on Tuesday when his meeting with fisherfolk was interrupted by power outage, known in the local parlance as 'dumsor'.

Dumsor disrupts Mahama's meeting with fisherfolk in Takoradi

President Mahama speaking to the fisherfolk at the GNAT Hall in Fijal, Takoradi

President Mahama was speaking to the fisherfolk at the GNAT Hall in Fijal when the power outage forced the meeting to be postponed for some minutes, according to a report by Accra-based Citi FM.

With the public address system off, the president had to return to his seat until power was restored.

The incident comes barely barely two months after the president boosted in his "evidence-based" State of the Nation address that dumsor had been fixed.

During the interaction, the fisherfolk complained that they could not afford subsidized outboard motors being sold to them by the government.

The president pledged to import more outboard motors for them and also provide tricycles at landing beaches to enable them transport fish easily.

Dumsor disrupts Mahama's meeting with fisherfolk in Takoradi

President Mahama in the Western Region as part of his ‘Accounting to the People’ tour which began on Monday.

As part of the tour, the president will inaugurate an ultra-modern cold storage facility in Shama.

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He has already launched the newly converted Takoradi Technical University in line with the government’s policy of converting polytechnics into universities.

He also commissioned a 120-bed hopital at Shai Osu-Doku at Dodowa.

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