The Greater Accra Regional Police Command has assured organisers of a vigil to protest that they are ready for the event.
The vigil is in protest against current power crisis in the country.
According to the police, all resources and measures needed to provide the necessary security for the event have been put in place.
Some of the country’s celebrities, including Yvonne Nelson, Van Vicker and Prince David Osei, are embarking on the vigil to protest the power crisis, popularly known as Dumsor.
Ghana is currently enduring a serious power rationing that has been persisting for the past three years.
The vigil, which is expected to be a peaceful procession by the celebrities and their fans with lit candles, torchlights, and lanterns, is an offshoot of a social media campaign #dumsormuststop that Yvonne Nelson started.
Saturday’s vigil had triggered disagreements between the La Traditional Council and the Ga Traditional Council over who had control over lands in the area where the vigil is scheduled to take place.
Greater Accra regional police PRO, Efia Tenge told Joy News, the police is ready for the much anticipated vigil Saturday.
She said “the police is set for this evening’s duty. We are set in terms of our human resource our personnel our manpower then again the deployment of our logistics. We are going to ensure that we guard them through the route that both of us have agreed on and we hope it is going to be a peaceful ceremony today.”
She added that although organisers are expecting about 500 people, the police is ready for any number that might turn up for the vigil.
Saturday’s vigil will start from the University of Ghana overhead bridge and end at the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange.
Myjoyonline.com has learnt that two key celebrities, Sarkodie and Lydia Forson may not be attending the vigil Saturday.
Sarkodie is currently in the US working on a project with American hiphop artiste Ace Hood while Lydia Forson is said to have travelled to the UK.