According to him, the worsening power crisis known in local parlance as dumsor has affected every facet of society thus celebrities leading the #Dumsormuststop vigil cannot be said to be championing the cause of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Actress, Yvonne Nelson, rapper Sarkodie, fellow movie stars and artistes in the showbiz industry will on May 16th, 2015 take their frustration from social media to the streets.
Their aim is to put pressure on government to end the dumsor nightmare which is fast crippling the economy amid massive job lay-offs.
But they have been subjected to a barrage of attacks by some members of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) who claim they [Yvonne, Sarkodie] are skimming to make the Mahama-led administration unpopular.
However, Katawire in an apparent response to the critics said those attacking the celebrities are “very narrow in their thinking”.
He explained that those in the creative industry are the worse affected in the dumsor crisis because producers can longer make ends meets.
“Movie producers can longer work and it is affecting us financially, we are tired so government must wake up from its slumber” he stated on Accra-based Oman FM.
Katawire who will be joining his colleagues in the vigil expressed disappointment at government’s inability to solve the power crisis for the past three years.
“Many investors are afraid to come to Ghana to do business because they know they won’t get reliable power to operate; it is worrying” Katawire bemoaned.
He called on all well-meaning Ghanaians to join in the dumsor vigil to wake President John Mahama from his slumber.