Dumsor demo: I’ve not stopped anyone from demonstrating – Nii Odoi Mensah

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Former president of the Ghana Actors Guild (GAG), Samuel Nii Odoi

Mensah has denied stopping people from attending a planned

demonstration in Kumasi against the power crisis.The veteran actor

said he rather suggested an alternative to the demonstrations.

"I was of the opinion that there had been a lot of demonstrations but

nobody has suggested any solution to the government so I suggested

that we petition the government instead," he said.

Mr. Samuel Nii Odoi Mensah was accused by Public Relations Officerand

Welfare officer for the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG),

Michael Kwaku Ola of trying to stop organizers of the 'Dumso

demonstration from going ahead with the event slated for Thursday May

28, 2015.

But refuting the accusation on HitzEntertainment News with Doreen

Avio, Mr. Odoi Mensah said, he was only trying to talk to the leaders

to see if they would buy into his idea.

"I don't have the right to stop anyone from demonstrating. I'm a stake

holder so I was suggesting tothem that lets add this things to it so

that we make it more authentic.I haven't done anything wrong," he


Asked what he suggested to the leaders, he said, "there is an increase

in fuel prices and most people are using generators and solar panel to

run their businessesso I said we should…petition the government to

reduce taxes on solar panels and generators and also reduce the price

of fuel so that people can buy one of these things to use to support

the national grid until they are able to fix the problem."

Mr. Odoi Mensah said the incessant power outages is a national crisis

which is experienced by everyone and believes that if these measures

are put in place, it will also cushion Ghanaians to give the

government time to finish its work of finding a lasting solution to

the problem.

Credit: Hitz FM | Euphemia Akpalu

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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