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General News of Friday, 8 May 2015


Mahama advises celebs over “Dumsor”

President John Mahama has asked Ghanaian creative artistes not to allow the “division” in the national politics to spread to their industry.

The President in a tweet Thursday seemed to be responding to the trending hashtag #dumsormuststop and a planned vigil by some young celebrities led by actress Yvonne Nelson, to protest against the worsening power crisis in the country.

Actresses Yvonne Nelson, Lydia Forson and rapper Sarkodie have secured a police permit in accordance with the Public Order Act, to hold a vigil in protest of the ceaseless power crisis in Ghana.

The #DumsorMustsStopTrio have been very vocal in their criticism of the government over the situation

Nelson, who started the social media hashtag #Dumsormuststop, has been collecting heartfelt stories of how the situation has affected individual Ghanaians.

One of the stories she posted on her Facebook wall today,Thursday was from a young man who claimed his mother died in surgery because the light went off while she was being operated on.