Issues Flood and fire disasters caused by 'dumsor' vigil - Ga Council

An explosion ripped through the Goil petrol station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra killing at least 150 people after floodwater washed fuel into a fire while the victims were sheltering from torrential rain.

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Ga Traditional council blames dumsor vigil for June 3 disaster

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The Ga Traditional Council says the June 3 fire and flood disasters were caused by the celebrity ‘dumsor’ vigil held in protest of the worsening energy crisis in the country.

An explosion ripped through the Goil petrol station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra killing at least 150 people after floodwater washed fuel into a fire while the victims were sheltering from torrential rain.

While many are blaming the event on authorities’ failure to put measures in place to curb flooding as well as fuel stations and other properties located in waterways and built without permits, the president of the Council, Nii Dodoo Tackie has blamed it on the celebrity vigil.

Joy News' Latif Iddrisu who was at the Ga Traditional Council press conference says Nii Dodoo Tackie blamed the disaster on the reThe Ga Traditional Council says the June 3 fire and flood disasters were caused by the ‘dumsor’ vigil held by celebrities in protest of the worsening energy crisis in the country.

An explosion ripped through the Goil filling station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra killing at least 150 people some of who were sheltering from torrential rain.

While many are blaming the event on authorities’ failure to put measures in place to curb flooding as well as fuel stations and other properties located in waterways and built without permits, the president of the Council, Nii Dodoo Tackie has blamed it on the celebrity vigil.

Joy News' Latif Iddrisu who was at the Ga Traditional Council press conference says Nii Dodoo Tackie blamed the disaster on the refusal of the celebrities to respect the ban on drumming and noise making made the gods angry.

Actress, Yvonne Nelson on May 16, 2015 led thousands of Ghanaians to protest the power crisis that has affected the country for the past three years. The Ga Traditional Council petitioned the Greater Accra Regional Police Command to stop the protest since the annual ban on drumming and noise-making precedes the celebration of the Ga festival, Homowo. The vigil fell within the period of the ban; however, organisers proceeded saying there will not be any noise since the protest was a peaceful one.

There was boundary dispute between the Ga Traditional Council and the La Traditional Council over who controls the Legon stretch of the road where the vigil was scheduled to take place.

The latter claimed it fell within their territorial boundaries and since that Council had yet to declare a ban on drumming and dancing, the protestors could proceed.fusal of the celebrities to respect the ban on drumming and noise making made the gods angry.

Actress, Yvonne Nelson on May 16, 2015 led thousands of Ghanaians to protest the power crisis that has affected the country for the past three years. The Ga Traditional Council petitioned the Greater Accra Regional Police Command to stop the protest since the annual ban on drumming and noise-making precedes the celebration of the Ga festival, Homowo. The vigil fell within the period of the ban; however, organisers proceeded saying there will not be any noise since the protest was a peaceful one.

There was boundary dispute between the Ga Traditional Council and the La Traditional Council over who controls the Legon stretch of the road where the vigil was scheduled to take place.

The latter claimed it fell within their territorial boundaries and since that Council had yet to declare a ban on drumming and dancing, the protestors could go proceed.

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