#DumsorMustStop Vigil to Proceed on June 8 - Onlinetimesgh

#DumsorMustStop Vigil to Proceed on June 8

The organizers of the #DumsorMustStop vigil have confirmed that the protest will proceed on Saturday, June 8, 2024. This announcement follows the Ghana Police Service’s application for an injunction to halt the vigil, citing concerns about the proximity of the protest location to a security installation.

Led by Henry Osei, the organizers held a press conference on Wednesday, June 5, where they confirmed that all issues with the police have been resolved. Mr. Osei assured the public that the protest would be peaceful and that the police had promised maximum protection.

The #DumsorMustStop vigil aims to pressure the government to resolve the country’s power crisis, which has caused intermittent power supply in many parts of Ghana during peak hours. The organizers attribute the crisis to the government’s inability to pay for the required fuel, as asserted by independent power producers.

According to Mr. Osei, the public is expected to join the vigil on June 8, with participants marching peacefully from the University of Ghana to Tetteh Quarshie Interchange. The organizers emphasized the stark contrast between the country’s electricity generation capacity and actual supply and urged the public to join the vigil to demand a solution to the power crisis.

“We engaged the police yesterday, we sat down with them, and everything went on successfully. We discussed our routes, and they assured us of maximum protection on the day. We’ve also taken into consideration many aspects of our security.

“What we will advise the general public is that when they are coming, we expect them to join us and march peacefully from the University of Ghana to Tetteh Quarshie Interchange,” Mr. Osei stated.

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