The Greater Accra Region Police Command has assured Ghanaians they are ready for tomorrow's "Kum Yen Preko" demonstration but cautioned the public the
The Greater Accra Region Police Command has assured Ghanaians they are ready for tomorrow’s “Kum Yen Preko” demonstration but cautioned the public they will not hesitate to deal with any infiltrators that may want to take advantage of the protest to foment trouble.
“Infiltrators who may want to take advantage of the demonstration to foment trouble are hereby cautioned to reconsider their decision since the Police will not hesitate in dealing with any act that has the tendency to undermine the general public peace and order” – a statement signed by DSP Effia Tenge and sighted by Awake News has said
outlining the agreed rout for the exercise, the DSP Tenge said “following discussions with the organizers of the event, the demonstration is scheduled to begin from Obra Sport – through the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue – to Farisco Traffic Lights – towards COCOBOAD Head Office – through UTC – to John Evans Atta Mills High Street and finally end at Heart Park, where demonstrators are expected to be addressed by the leadership”
The Coalition of Social Justice has initiated tomorrow’s demonstration dubbed ” Kum Preko” in Accra, against President Akufo-Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government over what the promoters termed hardship and oppression economy.
The group during the announcement for the demonstration said “Many Ghanaians continue to lose their jobs while contractors remain unpaid. The NHIS is collapsing and we are back to the era of dumsor. Many flagship promises of President Akufo-Addo such as One Constituency-One Million Dollars per year, One Village-One Dam, One District-One Factory, and the promised fight against corruption remain unfulfilled. Due to the excessive reckless borrowing of the Akufo-Addo government, Ghana’s Public debt has increased astronomically by a whopping GHS80 billion in the last two-and-a-half years with very little to show for.”
Besides the many jobs loses, the Coalition said . “with dismay, the several acts of oppression that have characterised the Akufo-Addo regime”, explaining that: “In the last two-and-a-half years, the Akufo-Addo government has sought to obscure and muzzle out any opposition to their misgovernance by resorting to persistent harassment of political opponents and independent dissenting voices.
“We refer among other things to the attacks on press freedom such as the gruesome murder of investigative journalist Hussein Ahmed-Sule, the harassment and intimidation of journalists like Joy FM’s Manasseh Azure, Star FM’s Edward Adeti, Radio XYZ’s Kwame Minka etc., as well as the Gestapo shutdown of Radio Gold, Radio XYZ and other media organisations.”
“We also refer to the continuous harassment of the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the several acts of lawlessness and the deployment of the coercive powers of state for the purpose of intimidating and silencing political opposition as was witnessed at Ayawaso West Wuogon,” the group added.
They continued, “These acts, coupled with increasing levels of insecurity and impunity in the country, arbitrary dismissals and victimisation of workers, and the politically-motivated collapse of businesses perceived to belong to opponents, are calculated to aid the ‘state capture’ agenda of President Akufo-Addo and the NPP.”
The Coalition, therefore, urged Ghanaians from all walks of life to join them on Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 [now July 9, 2019] to drum home a clear message to the Akufo-Addo government as well invite all progressive forces and political allies in this struggle to join them as they remind the Akufo-Addo regime that, it was elected to improve the living conditions of the Ghanaian and not to worsen them
The group stressed that the Akufo Addo government swore to respect human rights and freedoms and not to suppress the same, stating, ” Enough is enough.”
The demonstration that earlier on saw the support from many industrial groups has seen some of them withdrawing their support less than 48years to the day.
By: Efo Korsi Senyo / awakenewsonline.com