As a result of a disagreement on the schedule and the venue for the planned protest by the pressure group Arise Ghana, the Ghana Police Service has initiated legal action against the event.
In a statement, the Police Service explained that in the interest of public order and safety, it begged the organizers to rethink the time frame and begin the demonstration early in the day and end it before it gets dark out. This request was made in response to the statement that was issued by the Police Service.
It was stated that a verbal statement from the organizers stating that they are unable to adjust the schedule of the rally was received on June 20, 2022. The statement went on to say that because the Police and the organizers were unable to come to an agreement over the time for the demonstration and the site for their intended picketing, the Police were left with no choice but to submit the procedure to the court for a determination.
On June 22, 2022, the appropriate channels were utilized to convey this information to Arise Ghana in the form of a letter. The court date for the hearing of the case is the Monday, the 27th of June in 2022. The organization intended to begin the series of demonstrations on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, beginning at Obra Spot and proceeding to the facade of the seat of government as the culmination point.
They stated that the purpose of the demonstration is to protest against the government’s persistent and astronomical hikes in fuel prices, which have imposed excruciating economic hardships on Ghanaians. They also stated that the purpose of the demonstration is to protest against the imposition of the obnoxious E-Levy on the already-burdened Ghanaian people, as well as to demand a full scale and bi-partisan parliamentary investigation into the expenditures related to Covid-19.