Dumsor vigil: On-The-Run refuses Yvonne Nelson, others

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Barely 12 hours after organisers of the upcoming #dumsormuststop vigil

announced, On-The-Run, as the new venue for the event, managers of the

station there are saying no!

Manager of Total Ghana, owners ofOn-The-Run, say organisers of the

vigil have not contacted them and therefore they cannot use their

premises for the event.

This is the second venue in the past 24 hours that has turned down the

request by Yvonne Nelson, Sarkodie, DKB and other celebrities to hold

a vigil to protest the current power crisis.

The organisers were forced to change an initial venue of the

University of Ghana after authorities of the university opposed the

use of the school's campus for the protest against the power crisis,

referred to locally as 'Dumsor'.

The vigil, which is expected to be apeaceful procession by the

celebrities and their fans with lit candles, torchlights, and

lanterns, is an offshoot of a social media campaign #dumsormuststop

that Yvonne started last week.

Lawyers for Yvonne Nelson and Sarkodie wrote to the Greater Accra

regional police command to inform them of the vigil.

The police on Thursday gave the celebrities the green light to hold

the vigil on May 16.

A letter by Total Petroleum Ghana Limited, copied Myjoyonline.com

Friday, said organisers have not contacted them.

The letter, signed by Olivier Van Parys, Managing Director of Total

Petroleum Ghana Limited, said "Please note that our Company, Total

petroleum Ghana Limited, which is the owner of the said location, has

not been contacted for any such programme and would therefore request

the general public to disregard the announcements running on various

media including your online portal, myjoyonline.com."

This means the organisers have to start looking for another venue

forthe May 16 event.


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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