DumsorMustStop demo conveners rally Ghanaians to hit the street on June 8

Organizers of the DumsorMustStop demo are urging Ghanaians to come out in their numbers on June 8, 2024 to express their displeasure over the erratic power situation in the country.

The demonstration had been scheduled for Saturday, May 25 but the organizers rescheduled the protest march following an impasse with the police over the venue and the time for the event.

Speaking in an interview with Daakyehene Ofosu Agyemang on New York-based Adinkra Radio, one of the Conveners, Serlorm Dramani Dzramado said the event venue has been moved from the Revolutionary Square and will now start at the frontage of the University of Ghana main entrance where protesters will march to the Tetteh Quarshie roundabout.

“At the Tetteh Quarshie roundabout the protesters will be giving speeches to drum home the need for the government to fix the dumsor crisis. The event will commence at 2:00pm and end at 10:00pm at the Tetteh Quarshie roundabout. We urge all Ghanaians who are devastated by the dumsor crisis to come out and express their displeasure to the government. We need to tell the government right in the face that we are not happy with the erratic power situation in the country.”

The Greater Accra Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service on Friday, May 24 withdrew its application seeking to prohibit organizers of ‘#DumsorMustStop’ demonstration from taking place.

The withdrawal of the application, was due to the organizers accepting to vary their initial route for the protest.

The action filed on May 20, comes after the Accra Region Police Command had urged the organisers to consider relocating the planned protest venue.

But, the request to the organizers was declined which led to the police filing a motion to ask the court to order the organisers to stop the event entirely.


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

She and her team have met with the Ghana Police Service to notify them of the intended protest.

But, the police opposed the proposed protest route after a meeting, particularly the planned endpoint at Revolution Square.

The police argue that its proximity to Jubilee House, a designated security zone and the time the protest was to end around midnight.


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