The word Dumsor has become so popular in Ghana and even beyond. Musicians and Poets have made songs and rap about it, even pastors organise all night service for their congregation to pray for divine intervention to this problem.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6WoL7il320
Many Environmental activists and NGOs like Ghana Youth Environment Movement, Green Africa Youth Organisation, Ghana Youth Climate Coalition are campaigning for our government to invest in clean energy such as Solar energy.However, policy, promotion and financing of solar energy has not been fully exploited in the midst of abundant sunlight.Rwanda , for instance has completed a $23.7 million solar energy project, one begin to wonder what Ghana is waiting for. http://cleantechnica.com/2015/02/09/1st-utility-scale-solar-energy-project-east-africa-now-online-rwandas-total-grid-capacity-surges-6/
The UN Climate Summit COP21 comes to an end on December 11 in Paris. Over 40,000 climate experts, advocates, and world leaders including a Ghanaian delegation led by HE President JDM Mahama attended. The world is working towards an ambitious plan to phase out fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy. But the reality on the ground is different. Our Government is rather advancing plans to build a coal fired power plant in the country with coal imports from South Africa.
On December 14th, 2015, the first walk for solar comes off in Accra. Join us on December 14 as we converge at Osu and walk through Oxford Streets to reject coal and choose solar power.
Meeting Point: Danquah Circle, Osu (Madina Bus Stop Opp Police Hospital)
End Point: Shoprite, Oxford Street
Costume: Green/White Tshirt.