International media agencies have taken keen interest in the dumsor vigil by some celebrities in Ghana.
Frequent power cuts are the norm in many African states. In Ghana today, some celebrities will lead a vigil against what they call mismanagement of the power sector.
International media agencies have taken keen interest in the hyped #Dumsormuststop vigil championed by actress Yvonne Nelson and hiplife artist Sarkodie over the frequent power cuts and this is how BBC reported the much awaited vigil which comes off on Saturday 16, 2015.
Below is the report by BBC
"Ghana has been experiencing power outages for the last three years, making them the longest the country has experienced. An actress and a rapper aren't the first people who come to mind as political campaigners. But actress Yvonne Nelson and rapper Sarkodie have been shouting the loudest about the outages.
Nelson has been urging people to tweet the president. And Sarkodie has even released a song about the power outages.
The two have united to put on a vigil in protest. But it is unusual for celebrities to get involved in Ghanaian politics and they have come in for criticism. A former presidential aide, Alhaji Halidu Haruna, suggested that celebrities who were campaigning did not sound "reasonable" because they were "engaged in prostitution".
This did not go down well and he has since apologised."