The youth of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) who protested today, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, over increasing insecurity in the country, presented a petition to the presidency and parliament after their march across some principal streets of Accra.
Dubbed ‘March for Justice’, the NDC marchers noted that the demonstration is meant to remind President Akufo-Addo of his responsibilities toward the people of Ghana, especially in the area of public safety and security.
The National Youth Organiser of the party, George Opare Addo, led the demonstrators to present the petition at the seat of government.
The Deputy Chief of Staff in charge of operations, Mr Emmanuel Bossman, received the petition on behalf of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
The demonstrators also presented a copy of the petition to parliament.
A deputy National Youth Organiser, Ruth Dela Seddoh, made the presentation to parliament, which was received by the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.
The thousands of demonstrators were clad in red with inscriptions on placards some of which described President Akufo-Addo as a dictator.
The demonstration is a result of the incessant police and military attacks on civilians with the latest being the shooting of two civilians by soldiers at Ejura during a protest over the murder of their colleague known as Kaaka, a social media activist.