Ghana’s youth took to the streets of Accra, Ghana on Tuesday for a “March for Justice” raising their voices against the government led by incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo on the economic hardship in the country
The protesters carried various inscriptions #FixTheCountry, “Addo using our money” and amongst others.LAGOS EYE NEWS reports that the protest was organized by the youth wing of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) whose members are angry about a number of issues, including recent killings and insecurity, economic hardship and lack of jobs for young people.
In the procession, a young protester and constituency organiser, Alisu Ibrahim, accused the police force of tyranny,
“They are killing our people, that’s why we are protesting. The police system is weak. The police is filled with tyrants and vigilante groups, of which they have been killing our people.
“That is why we are demonstrating against that act, which we think is not good for the country. That is why we are here.”
They are demanding action from the president and his government to stop military and police brutality, and provide better governance.
The reports gathered that this is the first major demonstration in the country since the Supreme Court rejected in March the appeal of NDC candidate John Mahama , who challenged the results of the presidential election won in December by incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo.
The country is faced with the growing burden of public debt and the fallout from the coronavirus epidemic, the government has imposed new taxes which — combined with the rise in fuel prices, have provoked discontent among many Ghanaians, summed up in the hashtag #FixTheCountry.
(with Africanews input )