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Yvonne Nelson Marks ‘Dumsor Must Stop’ Vigil’s 5th Anniversary

Yvonne Nelson  photos Credit Twitter

It’s been five years already but the memory from the vigil – which sought to draw the attention of then President John Mahama to the energy crisis at the time in Ghana – lives on.

Today, May 16, marks five years since a number of Ghanaian celebrities took to the streets to demonstrate incessant power outages that were being experienced in their country.

Ghana under the reign of former President John Mahama suffered a prolonged erratic power supply known in the local parlance as ‘dumsor.’

Several businesses during the period collapsed, and scores of workers estimated to be over 13,000 lost their jobs.

The resultant economic hardships and the never-ending nature of the power crisis, compelled Ghanaian celebrities to rise up to the occasion.

The celebrities including actors and actresses – among them being Yvonne Nelson, Van Vicker, Prince David Osei – organized a dumsor must stop vigil on May 16, 2015.

The vigil, led by Yvonne Nelson and rapper Sarkodie, sort to draw the attention of President John Mahama to solve the energy crisis the country was experiencing.

Yvonne Nelson at the time started an online campaign dubbed #dumsormuststop, which received enormous support by Sarkodie, other celebrities, and Ghanaians in general.

About 500 Ghanaians were in attendance on the night.

Yvonne Nelson on May 16, 2020, took to Twitter to remember the vigil.

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