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General News of Monday, 11 May 2015


OccupyGhana rallies Ghanaians to join #Dumsormuststop vigil

Pressure group – OccupyGhana – is calling on all Ghanaians irrespective of their political divide to join the much publicised #Dumsormuststop vigil slated for May 16.

According to OccupyGhana, the fitful power supply is a “never-ending embarrassment” to Ghana, requiring every hand on deck to cease it.

The #Dumsormuststop vigil is being organised by three celebrities Yvonne Nelson, Lydia Forson and Sarkodie to put pressure on the John Mahama-led administration to find immediate solution to the three-year-old crisis.

“In line with OccupyGhana's support for citizens to voice out their concerns as part of their civil rights, we are calling on all Ghanaians to throw their weight behind these concerned Ghanaians in the creative industry who have decided to add their voices to speak out against the current Dumsor crisis and stage a vigil called #dumsormuststop,” a statement from OccupyGhana noted.

It added: “We urge all committed Ghanaians to join the vigil and express their voices in what has become a never-ending embarrassment to our country. We applaud these celebrities for coming out boldly to demand that “dumsor” must be stopped immediately.

“We also condemn those of our body politic who have decided to attack the personalities of these celebrities and tried to spin a political twist to what they are demanding to be fixed, in the interest of the country.

“We are observing the barrier being placed in the way of the organisers and we urge them never to give up. We urge all Ghanaians to stand up and fight against bad leadership which is the bane of all we are going through as a nation. We wish to encourage these celebrities to not sit on the fence any longer, but do what they can within their industry for the interest of the country and for posterity. #dumsormuststop NOW!”