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06-May-2015  
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The Police are yet to approve a planned vigil by some celebrities to protest against the current power crisis.

The organizers of the protest include actresses Yvonne Nelson and Lydia Forson, comedian DKB and rapper Sarkodie.

A letter of notification authored by the lawyers of the celebrities to the police and sighted by Citi News indicates that the group intends to embark on a vigil on May 16, 2015 at the University of Ghana.

The event dubbed “Dumsor must stop” is expected to be held at the stadium grounds of the University of Ghana from 4pm to 6:00pm.

But sources at the Accra Regional Police Command tell Citi News that the command is yet to consider the request sent by the artists.

The source also told Citi News that the police will assess the request and respond appropriately.

Per the Public Order Act, 1994, any group that seeks to organise a public event must notify the police of their intentions.

The police, have on several occasions, secured a court order to prevent some public events from taking place.

The recent power challenges have compelled some celebrities to express their outrage on social media, a situation which has provoked scathing remarks from some loyalists of government.

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, touches, lanterns and bobo.”

Ghana has been battling with inconsistent power supply in the country following three years of erratic power generation.
 
 
Source: Citifmonline.com
 
 

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