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Kumawood Stars Protesting Against Power Crisis

Various nearby film makers in Kumasi resisted a storm to stage a two-hour parade to challenge against the impacts of the present vitality emergency on the film business last Thursday.

Named Esum Aduru Yén vigil and composed by the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG), the film makers in the organisation of a couple of performers and their supporters walked through some essential roads of the Kumasi city before joining on the Jubilee Park where they were tended to by their pioneers.

Booked to begin at 3 p.m., the vigil in the end took off around 5 p.m. as a result of the late entry of the police work force itemised to give security to the demonstrators.

Exactly when the demonstrators left the Centre for National Culture onto the Bantama High Street, the downpour began, and one would have imagined that would prevent them from continuing with the walk.

They, on the other hand, resisted the deluge and walked through the downpours with their supporters and in the end wound up at the Jubilee Park.

Impact of force emergency

Mr James Aboagye, FIPAG Secretary, who tended to the get-together, asked the administration to, as an issue of earnestness, address the vitality emergency in light of the fact that it was genuinely influencing the film business.

He said the greater part of the generation houses were crumpling as an aftereffect of the force emergency and even those that figured out how to turn out with their creations were not able to offer them on the grounds that benefactors grumbled of not having energy to watch them.

He said the individuals who disparaged their items "don't have the intends to purchase generators and even the individuals why should capable bear the cost of them don't have the cash to fuel them".

That, he said, was not helping the business to develop and contribute its share to the improvement of the nation.


As indicated by him, the demonstrators were not lawmakers and were not for any political gathering and asked that their walk ought not be misjudged to be in backing of any political gathering.

To keep any political gathering from exploiting the walk, the administration of FIPAG concurred that no notices or appeal ought to be exhibited.

In spite of the fact that the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiaku, was at the Jubilee Park and had needed to address them, he was not given the stage.

No Show

In spite of the fact that the walk was very much gone to, the mainstream confronts in the nearby film industry were lost without a trace.

Mainstream faces, for example, Rose Mensah, famously known as Kyeiwaa, Kofi Adu (Agya Koo), Mercy Asiedu, Vivian Jill, Nana Ama Macbrown, Kwaku Manu and Akrobeto did not take part in the walk.

That regardless, the coordinators depicted the walk as extremely effective.