Here are my three take-aways from today’s #DumsorMustStop vigil.
1. A few people, in this case celebrities, can make a difference. Thanks to their leadership, we were given a venue to speak up. The feeling of walking down the street with 1000 (2000?) others who also think we deserve better was like…a cold shower after a night under a non-moving fan.
2. We can do better. More people can show up next time, but more importantly, those who come should know how powerful we are if we optimise the protest in terms of:
- spacing (one arms length to the person in front of you one to the person next to you),
- speed (slowly, like a tortoise winning against the hare!) and
- place ( you want to walk ON THE ROAD to create maximum impact of the protest, not on the curb, etc).
3. Clearly, Ghanaians are tired of sitting in the dark. Seeing thousands of Ghanaians dressed in black floating down the street holding candles and kerosene lamps – and one fridge! – must be the government’s nightmare.
Tomorrow Sunday 17 May, 2015, at 3.30pm BloggingGhana will discuss the vigil and how social media can play a role in #DumsorMustStop. If you want to attend, let us know here.