Police to meet celebrities over ‘Dumsor’ demo

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Citi News can confirm that the police have scheduled a meeting with

organizers of the "Dumsor must stop" demonstration on Thursday.

The organizers include actresses Yvonne Nelson and Lydia Forson,

comedian DKB and rapper Sarkodie.

A letter of notification authored bythe lawyers of the celebrities to

the police and sighted by Citi News indicate that the group intends to

embark on a vigil on May 16, 2015at the University of Ghana.

The event is expected to be held at the stadium grounds of the

University of Ghana from 4pm to 6:00pm.

The meeting with the police was originally scheduled for today, but it

had to be postponed at the instance of the organizers.

The recent power challenges have compelled some celebrities to vent

their spleen on social media, a situation which has provoked scathing

remarks from some loyalists of government.

Per the Public Order Act, 1994, any group seeking to organise a public

event must notify the policeof their intentions.

The police have on some occasions, secured a court order toprevent

certain events from taking place.

A letter they wrote to the Police seeking clearance and protection for

the event stated that the vigil will be in the "form of a peaceful

procession with lit candles, torches, lanterns and bobo.

"Ghana has been battling with inconsistent power supply in the country

following three years of erratic power generation.

Credit: citifmonline

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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