The Greater Accra Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service has filed an injunction at an Accra High Court seeking to prohibit organizers of the ‘#DumsorMustStop’ demonstration from taking place.

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

As part of their plea to the organisers, the police also urged them to adjust the timing for the protest which has been fixed for Saturday, May 25, 2024.

But, their request to the organizers has been declined. 

The police subsequently filed a motion asking the court to order the organisers to stop the event entirely.

“Take Notice that this Honourable Court shall be moved by Counsel for and on behalf of the Applicant herein praying this Honourable Court for an order prohibiting the respondents from holding an intended picketing fixed for 25th May 2024 at the Revolution Square, upon the grounds contained in the accompanying affidavit and for such further orders) as this Honourable Court may deem fit,” the action filed on May 20, 2024, indicated.

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.

However, 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.

Source: Ghana/ Inusah