Actress Yvonne Nelson has announced that the Police Service has given her the go ahead to organise a vigil on May 16, 2015 in protest to the worsening power crisis.
She posted on her Instagram page that: “Meeting with the Regional Police Commander done, join us on the 16th! A peaceful and calm vigil. Our voices need to be heard.”
Nelson and some colleague celebrities are organising the vigil to draw the attention of President John Mahama and the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) to the difficulties Ghanaians are going through as a result of the power crisis.
The country is currently shedding between 400 and 700 Megawatts of power between off-peak and peak times, respectively.
The situation has led to job cuts, high expenditure, among others; a situation that Nelson and her colleagues believe must be spoken against, thus their vigil.
Meanwhile Nelson has started receiving abusive phone calls since she started the #dumsormuststop hashtag on social media to rally other celebrities and Ghanaians in general to speak out against the power situation.