In a one-on-one interview with Age Africa Agency, Yvonne Nelson, a prominent figure in Ghana’s entertainment industry, shared her thoughts and motivations behind the ‘Dumsor Must Stop’ campaign, a peaceful protest against the persistent power outages that plagued Ghana in 2015.
“The 2015 ‘Dumsor Must Stop‘ campaign was a significant moment in my life,” Nelson began, “and it was driven by a deep concern for my fellow Ghanaians who were enduring frequent and prolonged power outages, which we locally referred to as ‘dumsor.'”
During this challenging period, Yvonne Nelson felt compelled to use her platform as a public figure to advocate for positive change. She recognized the daily struggles faced by ordinary Ghanaians, including students unable to study, businesses experiencing financial losses, and the adverse impact on the nation’s economy.
“I believed that as someone in the public eye, I had a moral duty to speak up on behalf of those whose voices weren’t always heard,” Nelson emphasized.
The ‘Dumsor Must Stop’ campaign was not merely a personal endeavor; it was a call for collective action and accountability from Ghana’s leadership. Yvonne Nelson drew inspiration from the resilience and unity of the Ghanaian people, highlighting that the campaign was about all Ghanaians coming together to demand a better future for their country.
“It remains one of the most meaningful experiences of my life,” Yvonne Nelson remarked, “and I’m proud to have been a part of it.”
The ‘Dumsor Must Stop’ campaign, led by Yvonne Nelson, became a symbol of hope, highlighting the power of collective action and the belief that positive change is possible when citizens unite for a common cause. It serves as a testament to the role individuals and celebrities can play in advocating for change and shaping the destiny of a nation.
Aside from being an outstanding actress, and movie producer, Yvonne Nelson has certified herself as an author with her bestseller “I Am Not Yvonne Nelson“.