Critics of Dumsor Vigil must screw up their heads- Kweku Baako

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Veteran journalist Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has reserved strong words

for critics of a celebrity-led protest against the unbearable power


"I pity them. They are pathetic. They need to be forgiven.

They don't understand democracy", the Editor-In-Chief of the New

Crusading Guide described the posture of critics of the protest dubbed

#Dumsormuststop Vigil.

The vigil is being organised by award-winning movie actress Yvonne

Nelson and colleagues such as Ama K Abebrese, DKB, Van Vicker, EL,

Sarkodie, Kwaw Kese, Efya, D-Black, Confident Haugen, Nicky Sammona

and others.

But some pro-government quarters have criticised the vigil saying it

is not a solution to the three-year trending national irritant known

in local parlance as 'dumsor'.

Kweku Baako is unimpressed by the position taken by the critics.

He traced the progression of criticism against what many believe is

government incompetence in solving the powercrisis.

Apart from the opposition NPP, hesaid "the clergy is talking, labour

istalking, students are talking, today we have artistes, musicians and

movie stars".

"Everybody is talking. The impact ishuge", he said on Multi TV and Joy

FM's Newsfile Saturday.

While protesting may not solve theproblem, Baako argued that protests

for whatever reason, are intrinsic to a democracy.

"Those who are out there making ugly noises….need to get their head

screwed up", he dismissed.

But Minister for Private Public Partnership, Rashid Pelpuo believes

the celebrities brought the insults on themselves when they denigrated

the presidency.

He said describing the president asa "school boy" who consistently

fails his exams while taking on the president's men as "dogs" is


Rashid Pelpuo questioned the action by the celebrities when President

Mahama had clearly indicated the problem will be fixed.

He has labelled the street protest called by some Ghanaian celebrities

against the power crisisas an anti-climax.

He also called on the entertainers to refrain from politics.

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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