Dumsor cause of missing pages – Presidency

The effects of dumsor continue to be felt in all spheres of the nation. The latest hit was the Presidency when the President announced to the world that because of the lights going on and off like how the head of a lizard goes up and down, he is not able to use his beloved gadgets for his speeches.

Known as the hip President, His Excellency first enchanted the nation when, as Vice President, he gave his famous “Taka, Tika, Gangale” speech at the NDC congress in Sunyani in July 2011. He held his Galaxy tablet in his hands and regaled us with the story that called for unity in his party.

Since then, the President has been known never to miss a beat and to have a great affinity for techy stuff for his presentations, some even suggesting that like Obama, he uses a Teleprompter during his speeches.

It came as a surprise to many, therefore, when it was realized that the President has been favoring printed speeches lately. To put the queries to rest, President Mahama, during the recent ECOWAS Summit in Accra, announced it is difficult to charge his gadgets due to dumsor, hence his choice of printed speeches.

He also intimated that he prefers the printed speech method because he likes to edit his own speeches so not to repeat the “this is not the speech I edited” episode. He added, however, that the difficulty in this new way of working is to ensure all the pages are intact before mounting the podium.

“I am always reminded of the advice given using the loo experience: ‘Check the availability of required resources before start of project'” the President stated.

In a related development, it has been confirmed that the former Deputy Communications Minister who famously enquired about the whereabouts of her edited speech is to be appointed as the Presidential Special Assistant for Missing Pages (SAMP). Her recall to government is seen as an admittance by the president that to err (to miss edited scripts) is human.



The effects of dumsor continue to be felt in all spheres of the nation. The latest hit was the Presidency when the President announced to the world that because of the lights going on and off like how the head of a lizard goes up and down, he is not able to use his beloved Gadgets for his speeches.

Known as the hip President, His Excellency first enchanted the nation when, as Vice President, he gave his famous “Taka, Tika, Gangale” speech at the NDC congress in Sunyani in July 2011. He held his Galaxy tablet in his hands and gave regaled us with the story that called for unity in his party.

Since then, the President has been known never to miss a beat and to have a great affinity for techy stuff for his presentations, some even suggesting that like Obama, he uses a Teleprompter during his speeches.

It came as a surprise to many, therefore, when it was reported that it was realized that the President has been favoring printed speeches lately and to put the queries to rest, President Mahama, during the recent ECOWAS Summit in Accra, announced it is difficult to charge his gadgets due to dumsor, hence his choice of printed speeches.

He also intimated that because he likes to edit his own speeches and not to repeat the “this is not the speech I edited” episode. He, however, added that the difficulty in this new way of working is to ensure all the pages are intact before mounting the podium.

“I am always reminded of the advice given using the loo experience: ‘Check the availability of required resources before start of project'” he added.

In a related development, it has been confirmed that the former Deputy Communications Minister who famously enquires about the whereabouts of her edited speech is to be appointed as the Presidential Special Assistant for Missing Pages (SAMP). Her recall to government is seen as an admittance by the president that to err (to miss edited scripts) is human
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