‘Dumsor’ vigil to come off as planned – Yvonne Nelson

Organizers of the DumsorMustStop vigil and procession say the event will come off despite a directive from the University of Ghana over the use of its facilities.

The vigil which is being spearheaded by award winning actress, Yvonne Nelson is aimed at putting pressure on government to urgently resolve the three-year energy crisis.

The organizers, after a meeting with the Accra Regional police have confirmed routes outside the university campus for the procession.

Speaking to Citi News, one of the organizers of the event, Yvone Nelson said the demonstration will “take off from the Accra mall area at around 3 pm.”

Defending the decision to embark on a protest, Yvonne said : “We don’t want to sound as cowards. We started on social media and we are actually going out on the streets to do it… we don’t want it to be just a social media thing that’s why we are going out on the streets as well.”

Police approves vigil 

Meanwhile the Greater Accra Regional Police Command has given the green light for the vigil to come off on May 16.

The group was granted the permission after meeting with the Police on Thursday.

Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Command, ASP Afia Tenge in an interview with Citi News urged both leaders and participants of the vigil to abide by the stipulated rules.

ASP Afia Tenge said: “It was a fruitful meeting, but we urged them to take into cognisance the law on the ban of drumining and noise making.”

ASP Tenge added that the ban on drumming and noise making should be strictly adhered so that the vigil will be a peaceful one.

By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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