Ghanaians are expected to come out of their numbers on Sunday, May 9, 2021 to protest against rising cost of living among other things spearheaded by Akufo-Addo administration.
Among those convening the protest is a senior journalist with state-owned media entity, Dela Russell Ocloo.
Madam Ocloo in an interview with DGN Online said the protest dubbed: ‘FixTheCountry’, is in response to the failure of the part past and current governments to improve the lives of the citizenry.
Several Ghanaians have over the last few days taken to various social media pages to express their frustrations with what they consider as “economic mess” being created by President Akufo-Addo and his government.
Convenors of the planned demonstration in a notice to the Ghana Police Service sighted by The New Publisher, is seeking permission to embark on the protest march.
The group indicated that they “do not intend to deliver a petition to the Presidency,” but will assemble at the Independence Square at 8:30am for the march to commence at 9:30am then disperse at 37 Maxmart.
“The March will proceed peacefully and at a socially distanced pace from the Blackstar Independence Square Station. From the Independence Square, the group will continue along the 28th February Road, then join the Atta Mills High Street; then down Graphic Road towards circle, using Dr. Busia Highway, and then return on Dr Busia Highway to meet Ring Road West Road.
“Then continue on that street through Ring Road central, then Odoi Kwao Loop, then join Hilla Limann Highway, then Turn on Sunyani Avenue continuing straight till turn on Kanda Link, then Turn on President Drive, then continue till we hit Liberation Road, then continue down Liberation Road till 37 Maxmart where Group Disperses,” part of the letter reads.
With the Covid-19 pandemic still persisting, the group promised to uphold all the safety protocols as stipulated by the Ghana Health Service and also embark on a peaceful protest.
“We have no intention of gaining entry into any security installation, destroying private property, or breaching the peace in any other way. The march is about due process and government accountability. As such we intend to conduct the march in a manner consistent with the laws of the country, with particular regard to our rights and duties under the Constitution and such other relevant.”