Dumsor (Dum-sɔ) is a popular Ghanaian term used to describe persistent electric power outages which has resulted due to the insufficient power production to meet the population growth of the country. Insufficient power supply means that load shedding is carried out daily by the Ghana Grid Company and Electricity Company of Ghana in Ghana. The term started gaining prominence in 2009 when water levels in the Akosombo dam dropped. This made the Electricity Company of Ghana initiate a load shedding exercise due to insufficient power generation from Ghana’s main hydro electric dam. The load shedding exercise has continued since then and has plunged the country into a major power crisis.
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