Arise Ghana protests against poor economic conditions

Today, June 28, 2022, members of the pressure organization Arise Ghana will be taking to the streets of Accra to march against what the group refers to as the “continuous and outrageous hikes in fuel prices.”

 

This, according to the organization, has “placed agonizing economic burdens on Ghanaians.”

 

When coversourcenews arrived in Obra Spot at 8:10 AM local time, there were already more than one hundred people gathered at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle for the #KromAyeShe demonstration. The majority of these individuals were dressed in red and black.

 

An Accra High Court decided that the demonstration should take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the route that was proposed by the Ghana Police, rather than continuing the demonstration into the nighttime hours. This ruling led to the protest that is taking place today.

The ruling that was handed down by the Court was in response to an application that was submitted by the Police. In the application, the Police stated that the initial plan by the organizers of the demonstration to picket the seat of government until approximately 10 p.m. on Tuesday did not bode well for the safety of the demonstrators and the rest of the public.

 

What are the protestors trying to get?

Arise According to Ghana, the march will attempt to;

“Protest against the Akufo-Addo and Bawumia government’s repeated and outrageous hikes in fuel prices, which has put severe economic sufferings on Ghanaians.”

 

Demand that the insensitive Akufo-Addo and Bawumia government immediately reverse their decision to impose the obnoxious E-Levy on the already overburdened Ghanaian people. Protest against the imposition of the E-Levy.

 

Demand that the COVID-19 expenses be subjected to a comprehensive and impartial investigation by the legislative committees.

 

“Protest against the seizure of State lands by officials of the Akufo-Addo and Bawumia regimes, particularly the de-classification of significant areas of the Achimota Forest reserve.”

 

Protest against the growing culture of human rights abuses under the watch of President Akufo-Addo and Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. “Protest against the increased rate of police brutality and state-sponsored killing of innocent Ghanaians. Protest against the growing culture of human rights abuses.”

Demand that the bogus “Agyapa” business transaction be completely scrapped.

 

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