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Revolution Square to host May 25 Accra Dumsor vigil - Organisers announce

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Organisers of the Dumsor Vigil, Accra version, have submitted a notice letter to the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, notifying him and the Ghana Police Service of their intention to hold their event on May 25, 2024.   

Details in a copy of the letter presented to the IGP, the group, led by actress Yvonne Nelson, Selorm Dramani Dzramedo, and Henry Osei Akoto, indicated the group’s desire to use the Revolution Square, right opposite the Jubilee House, for the event.   

The group said the reason behind the vigil is to “demonstrate our frustrations over the unacceptable erratic electricity supply (Dumsor)” and that the “special event will be like a vigil.”  

Providing explanations for the choice of venue, the group said that it is to amplify the significance of history and also because of the proximity to the official seat of government.   “We have carefully chosen the Revolution Square as the venue because of its historical significance and its proximity to the seat of government to give the president an ocular evidence of the debilitating effects of the erratic power supply (Dumsor) on us,” the letter said in part.

The group added that participants would gather after 8 am and disperse by midnight.

It will be recalled that the organisers and patrons of the successful Kumasi edition announced plans to hold a Dumsor Vigil in Accra as well.

Explaining the reason behind the decision to replicate the same vigil that took place in Kumasi on April 17, 2024, Henry Osei Akoto, one of the leaders of the event, said it is not enough to have only Kumasi featured.

He explained, in an interview, that moving the vigil around is to mount further pressure on the government, and to bring its attention to the debilitating effects of the power outages on businesses and livelihoods.

He further said that the group would soon mobilize Ghanaians to protest against the erratic power supplies, commonly known as Dumsor.

“We will mobilise Ghanaians on the streets soon if you don't resolve DUMSOR; the inconveniences is just too much.

“You promised Ghanaians you were going to give us an uninterrupted POWER SUPPLY; see where you've brought us,” he said.

The Dumsor Vigil is organized by Ashanti Democrats, which is led by Jerry James Sukkah, and is a demonstration against the erratic power supply across the country.

Actress Yvonne Nelson, who was one of the main faces behind the #DumsorMustStop demonstration a few years ago, joins this as an answer to several calls on her to reignite that activity.

source: Theannouncergh.com