The #FixTheCountry campaigners can now go on their demonstration on Wednesday, 4 August 2021, the Ghana Police Service has said.
After a meeting with the conveners on Monday, 19 July 2021, the police said in a statement that it is “poised to provide the necessary security for the safety of the planned procession of members of the #FixTheCountry movement” on the agreed date.
The police said it will continue to deliberate with the conveners on the planned anti-government march.
The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) went on a similar march a few weeks ago and accused the Akufo-Addo-led government of intimidating, harassing or killing #FixTheCountry campaigners.
According to the NDC, there is no hope for the Ghanaian youth under President Akufo-Addo’s leadership.
The party said the very people the president promised to protect are the ones being beaten and/or killed daily by thugs recruited into the security services adding that those he promised jobs have either been laid off, lost their investments or have not been employed at all.
The NDC said these in a petition signed by Mr George Opare Addo, National Youth Organiser of the party, presented to the Presidency and Parliament after its ‘march for justice’ in Accra on Tuesday, 6 July 2021.
The petition noted that today, more than ever in the history of the country, access to the few opportunities is solely based on possession of an NPP party card.
The NDC stated that the best thing about Akufo-Addo’s government is how far his family members and cronies are feeding on the national kitty to the chagrin of the rest of the population.
“The danger, Your Excellency, is that there is no commitment from you and your government that these life-threatening challenges facing our country will be, at least, reduced. Instead of teaming up with those who have taken inspiration from your edicts to be citizens and not spectators to fix the country, your government is surprisingly averse to calls asking for the fixing of our beloved country. Those crusading for the country to be fixed have become enemies of your government as they are either being intimidated, harassed or killed,” the petition said.
It further noted that although the country was riddled with some age-long challenges issues of corruption, unemployment, nepotism, cronyism and insecurity among other things, have increased unimaginably.
The NDC, therefore, said there cannot be any good time to fix it than now.