The Greater Accra Regional Police Command has given the green light for the ‘dumsor vigil’ to come off on May 16.
The vigil which is being spearheaded by award winning actress, Yvonne Nelson is aimed at mounting pressure on government to urgently resolve the three-year energy crisis.
The group was granted the permission after meeting with the Police on Thursday.
Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Command, ASP Afia Tenge in an interview with Citi News urged both leaders and participants of the vigil to abide by the stipulated rules.
ASP Afia Tenge said: “It was a fruitful meeting, but we urged them to take into cognisance the law on the ban of drumining and noise making.”
“They indicated to us that they going to be law abiding and that it they are not going on a demonstration but only a peaceful walk to register their displeasure at the dumsor.”
ASP Tenge added that the ban on drumming and noise making should be strictly adhered so that the vigil will be a peaceful one.
On her part, the leader of the delegation, Yvonne Nelson emphasized the need for every Ghanaian to join the vigil.
She told Citi News that it will be a “quiet and peaceful vigil because of the ban on drumming and noise making. We want dumsor to end. Every Ghanaian must join us. The dumsor must stop.”
“Every Ghanaian must join us on Saturday, the 16th of the May. They should come out with their candles, Bobo, Lentils, and any thing they have. We just want our voices to be heard as Ghanaian. We deserve better. We will be starting at about three pm at the Legon specifically at ON the Run and March to Villagio,” she added.
By: Kojo Agyeman/citifmonline.com/Ghana