Addicts of the popular mobile game app, Candy Crush Saga will also take to the streets of Accra to protest against the worsening power crisis in the country.
The protest march dubbed “Dumsor Crush” will involve thousands of Ghanaians who believe the irregular power supply is to blame for their slow progress up the Candy Crush levels. “I have been stranded on level 399 for the past 2 days because of dumsor,” lamented one of the organisers of the protest march.
With a staggering 700 million games of Candy Crush played every day on mobile devices worldwide, the game is so addictive, players in Ghana say they walked into trees, missed appointments and even left their children stranded at school as they try to reach new levels of the game. The quest to reach new levels has however become even more difficult since players are unable to recharge the devices due to dumsor.
Organisers of the protest hope the march will pile further pressure on the government to resolve the worsening power crisis “so we[Candy Crush addicts] can go back to playing our game without having to worry about the phone battery running out.”
The protesters will be expected to march through the principal streets of Accra with placards. The organisers confirmed that some of the placards will have inscriptions like: “We have a crush on Candy Crush not Mahama” “Crush corruption not taxpayers” and “Crush a John.”