Yvonne Nelson To Stage Another Dumsor Vigil, Appeals To Ghanaians To Join Her

Yvonne Nelson To Stage Another Dumsor Vigil, Appeals To Ghanaians To Join Her

  • Ghanaian actress and filmmaker Yvonne Nelson released a statement appealing for support from Ghanaians and organisations as she planned to embark on another dumsor vigil
  • Her plights came at the back of the current power crises, which she deemed concerning and has to be resolved
  • She encouraged everyone to come together and have their voices heard and also called out Imani Ghana for not responding to her call to join the dumsor vigil

Star actress and filmmaker Yvonne Nelson has appealed to Ghanaians and organisations to join her in another dumsor vigil.

Her appeal comes at the back of the current prevalent intermittent power supply in the country, known as dumsor.

Yvonne Nelson appeals for support for another dumsor vigil
Yvonne Nelson in photos. Image Credit: @yvonnenelsongh
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Yvonne Nelson appeals for support for dumsor vigil

In a signed statement by Yvonne Nelson, she said that it was with a heavy heart and deep concern for the welfare of citizens that she addressed the resurgence of dumsor.

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She stated that as a proud Ghanaian, she never anticipated the return of the issue, let alone its prolonged duration. The star actress spoke about the first dumsor vigil she spearheaded and how it helped curb the crisis.

"Back in 2015, I, along with the support of Imani Ghana's Kofi Bentil, Prince David Osei, D Black, Van Vicker, Efya, Sarkodie, Barima Sidney and DKB among others, spearheaded the DumsorMustStop Campaign, aimed at holding our leaders accountable for the inadequate electricity supply plaguing our nation. Together, we rallied for change and demanded action from the government of the time, despite facing significant challenges and opposition. Fast forward to today, and it is disheartening to witness the return of Dumsor, casting a shadow over our progress and development as a nation," she wrote.

Yvonne Nelson called out Imani Ghana

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Sharing steps to the dumsor vigil, Miss Nelson disclosed that she had reached out to Imani Ghana via social media since they supported the maiden edition of the vigil. However, she said that since 2015, she has been aware that the organisation has aligned itself with the current government led by Akufo-Addo.

She also referenced her top-selling book, I Am Not Yvonne Nelson, and how she detailed the events of the 2015 campaign in Chapter 11, shedding light on the behind-the-scenes efforts and collaborations that were instrumental in its success.

Preparations for dumsor vigil

Miss Nelson further stated that she had reached out to key individuals from Imani Ghana, including Kofi Bentil and Franklin Cudjoe.

She said that she texted Cudjoe via WhatsApp and has yet to receive a response regarding their interest in supporting another dumsor vigil.

"Therefore, I am extending an open call to all Ghanaians, organizations, and legal professionals who are willing to join me in pushing for meaningful action to address the current power crisis."

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The founder of Just Like Mama Day Care further encouraged everyone to come together for a good cause and to make everyone's voices heard so the leaders can prioritise the needs of Ghanaians.

"I appeal to lawyers, volunteers, and concerned citizens to contribute their expertise and support in planning and executing this event because Yvonne Nelson can't do it alone. Let us unite in our pursuit of a brighter and more prosperous future for our nation. Thank you!"

Below is the statement Yvonne Nelson released regarding her appeal to Ghanaians to support her on another dumsor vigil.

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YEN.com.gh reported that actress Yvonne Nelson called out President Akufo-Addo and the leaders of the country for being wicked as she shared her thoughts on the viral video of the babies in the NICU at the Tema General Hospital at risk of dying due to dumsor.

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She said she was lost for words as she questioned the president about how he is able to sleep at night, considering the poor infrastructure in the country.

Her statement sparked debate on social media as many shared their views.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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