”Misplaced Priorities”, Sarkodie blast power outage at the Tema hospital.


Popular Ghanaian artist Michael Owusu Addo also known as Sarkodie has raised his voice against the power outage at the healthcare delivery in the country.

Sarkodie described the happenings at the Tema hospital as a case of misplaced priorities by the entities in charge of affairs as he reacted to a video where parents struggled with the heat after a power outage and even had to resort to the use of mobile phone lights.

Akoffo Addo’s government has been heavily criticized following a series of unplanned power outages across the country, the same issue in the Mahama-led era where it was officially called Dumsor but a doubting NPP refused to call anything even though it has become a national issue.

Sarkodie shared the video on his Instagram story (March 27, 2024) barely 24 hours after the video went viral with the caption, “The Impact when we misplace priorities. we pray for these innocent babies.”

A newborn is said to have died due to the erratic power supply situation at the facility, Accra-based GHOne TV has reported.

“Erratic power cut on Tuesday evening plunged the neonatal unit of Tema General Hospital into chaos, resulting in the heartbreaking loss of a newborn,” the channel posted on social media on March 27, 2024.

“The neonatal unit, where infants requiring intensive care are housed, relies heavily on electricity to sustain life-saving equipment such as oxygen support and emergency care devices. The generator intended to provide backup power for the unit is prone to shutting down when overloaded,” their post added.

Source Nationaltelevisiongh.com