More and more Ghanaian celebrities are joining the ongoing #DumsorMustStop campaign to compel the current John Mahama-led government to fix the continuous energy crisis.
Ahead of a planned vigil to intensify the campaign on Saturday, a tall list of the country’s celebrities billed to take part in the campaign has been made public.
Among stars confirmed for the event yesterday are rapper EL, Joselyn Dumas, D Black, Ama K Abebrese, Confidence Haugen and Efya.
The rest include Nikki Samonas, Deborah Vanessa, Eddie Watson, DKB and Kweku Elliot.
The celebrities have been registering their displeasure at the government’s inability to end the current energy crisis which is negatively affecting their trade.
Some of them, particularly the women among them, have variously been labelled ‘prostitutes’, menopause ladies and other unprintable words by activists of the ruling NDC government.
Rapper Kwaw Kese also tweeted about the campaign on Wednesday saying, “I don’t think this great course must be politicised. I’m in the studio and lights off; how do I work? #DumsorMustStop.”
“Studio sessions keep dragging because of power issues,” rapper Trigmatic also said.
Saturday’s vigil, which will kick off at the University of Ghana football field and proceed peacefully to the Green Park opposite the Villagio at the Tettey Quarshie Interchange, is being led by popular actress Yvonne Nelson and music icon Sarkodie.
It will start at 5pm at the University of Ghana in the form of a peaceful procession with candles, torch lights and bobo among others.
Yvonne Nelson, announcing the campaign on Tuesday, said it was a non-partisan event and welcomed everyone concerned onboard.
“The #DumsorMustStop vigil is on Saturday, 16th May; join me and other citizens of Ghana. Strictly non-partisan. This is simply a discharge of civic responsibility to God and country. This is for the many people who lost their jobs because of dumsor. This is for the many people who lost their lives because of dumsor. This is for the school children who have to study with lanterns and torches to write exams. This is for the sick people at the hospitals who have to endure dumsor on their sick beds. This is for the many patients who are unable to receive efficient healthcare because of the dumsor. This is for you, me and the unborn generation of this great nation,” she said.
By Francis Addo (Twitter: @fdee50 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)