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Saturday, 16 May 2015

Yvonne Nelson, Sarkodie, others leads Ghanaian celebrities on protest vigil tonight

Yvonne Nelson

Ghanian actress, Yvonne Nelson and hip hop artiste, Sarkodie are leading an army of Ghanaian celebrities on a controversial procession this evening under the aegis of ‘#DumsorMustStop vigil’ to protest power outage in that country. The celebrity vigil, which holds at Tettey Quashie Interchange, according to the organizers, will have who-is-who in the country’s entertainment industry as participants.

The walk which starts from the Legon Road, through Opkonglo traffic light, then to Shiashi junction will finally terminate at Green Park opposite the Villagio at the Tettey Quashie Interchange. Celebrities expected to join the vigil include, DKB, Van Vicker, Confidence Haugen, Efya, Nikki Samonas, Lydia Forson, Prince David Osei, Sidney, Eddie Watson, E.L, Ama K. Abebrese among others.

The organizers were said to have taken the police around Legon, Tetteh Quarshie route where the vigil is expected to take place. One of the lawyers for the vigil organizers, Nana Kwasi Awuah, said they have “agreed with the police on how the thing will take place.” The vigil was initiated by actress Yvonne Nelson who began a #dumsormuststop campaign on twitter. Her campaign is said to have received adoration as well as condemnation in equal measure.

The today’s vigil reportedly did not only provoke dispute amongst political players but also triggered a major boundary dispute between two traditional councils in the Ga State. The Ga Traditional Council insists it will resist the organisation of the vigil because it will violate the ban on drumming and noise-making it imposed few days ago.

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