Monday, 17 June

Police file injunction to stop Yvonne Nelson and team’s #DumsorMustStop vigil

General News
Dumsormuststop vigil in 2015

The Ghana Police Service has filed an injunction application at the High Court to prevent Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson from holding her planned demonstration against erratic power supply, dubbed the ‘#DumsorMustStop’ vigil.

This legal move follows a request by the Accra Regional Police Command for the organizers to change the protest venue, which has been scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2024.

Yvonne Nelson, who previously organized a similar protest in 2015, argues that the intermittent power cuts, locally known as ‘dumsor,’ are adversely affecting her business.

In compliance with legal requirements, she and her team met with the Ghana Police Service to notify them of the intended protest. During this meeting, the police opposed the proposed protest route, particularly the planned endpoint at Revolution Square, citing its proximity to Jubilee House, a designated security zone. Additionally, the police raised concerns about the protest ending at midnight.

Despite these objections, the protest organizers maintained that the endpoint was sufficiently distant from Jubilee House and that the planned end time did not pose any issues.

Consequently, the police, citing the Public Order Act, has filed an application to stop the demonstration.

The High Court has scheduled a hearing for this case on May 24, 2024.

Source: Mensah