Olivier Van Parys, managing director of Total Petroleum Ghana Limited, said in a statement that On The Run cannot host such an event
Total Ghana, owners of On-The-Run, have said their premises cannot be used for the May 16 ‘Dumsor Vigil’ being organised by Ghanaian celebrities to protest the worsening power crisis.
The vigil was originally scheduled for the University of Ghana stadium, but authorities of the institution distanced themselves from it saying, they were not aware of the event; neither were they in the process of granting permission to any persons seeking to hold any such procession.
Few hours later, organisers in a statement said instead of University of Ghana’s stadium, participants will be converging at “ON- THE- RUN” also known as Bonjour on the Legon Presec road towards the old main gate of the University of Ghana at exactly 4pm.
However, a counter statement from the owners of On-The-Run suggests that the much publicised #DumsorMustStop vigil cannot take place at their premises. “Please note that our Company, Total Petroleum Ghana Limited, which is the owner of the said location, has not been contacted for any such programme and would therefore request the general public to disregard the announcements running on various media,” Olivier Van Parys, managing director of Total Petroleum Ghana Limited, said in a statement.