Accusations Government sabotaging #DumsorMustStop vigil – Kofi Bentil

Both the University of Ghana and Total, owners of On-The-Run near Legon have declined the use of their premises as the converging point for the vigil

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Kofi Bentil, one of the lawyers for the #dumsormuststop vigil organisers has accused the government of endeavouring to sabotage the peaceful protest.

The vigil, according to the organisers is a peaceful protest against the government’s failure to address the three-year-old power crisis in the country. Celebrities expected to join the May 16 vigil include Yvonne Nelson, Sarkodie, Ama K. Abebrese, DKB, Kweku Elliot, D-Black, Eddie Watson, Becca, Deborah Vanessa, Efya, Kwaw Kese, EL, Nikki Samonas, Van Vicker, XO Senavoe, Confidence Haugen and many more.

Although the police has given organizers the green light, securing a venue for convergence has been problematic. Both the University of Ghana and Total, owners of On-The-Run near Legon have declined the use of their premises as the converging point for the vigil. According to these two bodies, there was no formal request for the use of their premises but rather heard media reports indicating the organisers had wanted to use their facilities.

The vigil seems to have been hit with another blow as the Ga Traditional Council has petitioned the Greater Accra Regional Police Command to stop the street protest. According to them, the timing of the vigil falls within the duration of the annual ban on drumming and dancing which precedes the celebration of their festival, Homowo.

With all these events unfolding, Mr. Bentil is convinced the government is poised on sabotaging the peaceful protest.

“Our government people are spending lots of energy trying to stop a simple lawful vigil of concerned citizens, instead of stopping the terrible energy crisis and dumsor which is killing our people. STOP DUMSOR, not OUR VIGIL. #dumsormuststop,” he said in a Facebook post.


 

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