"FixTheCountry" to be taken to the streets with mega protest to demand an end to hardship on May 9
- Some unhappy Ghanaians are venting their anger over what they say is the failure on the part of successive administrations to improve the lives of the citizenry
-Tens of thousands of posts have been made on social media highlighting some of the challenges with the Ghanaian economy
-Conveners of the social media protest are set to hit the streets on May 9
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Conveners of the social media protest dubbed #FixTheCountry are set to hit the street on May 9, 2021, YEN.com.gh can report.
They have written to the police to notify them of their intention to storm the streets of the capital in demand of an end to the excruciating hardships in the country.
There have been grave worries that the country is falling into the abyss as President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo appears to be struggling to get things fixed.
The conveners and some unhappy Ghanaians on Twitter have been venting their anger over what they say is the failure on the part of successive administrations to improve the lives of the citizenry through the hashtag “Fixthecountry”.
Tens of thousands of posts have been made on social media highlighting some of the challenges with the Ghanaian economy.
The online protest has been trending for the past 72 hours amid rival campaigns highlighting the achievement of the Akufo-Addo administration.
“…the event, which is a single purpose event, is being organized on the back of a string of consistently broken promises by successive governments; and in the exercise of our democratic rights as citizens to express our frustration over perennial Governmental incompetence, refusal, and/or inability to fix the country,” the group said in their notice to the police.
“The Organizers believe, as does the President, that democracy is not a spectator sport. We are committed to improving the substance of governance in this country by ensuring that the ordinary voices of Ghanaians provide a mechanism to hold elected officials accountable.
“There comes a point where enough is enough. Just fix the Country!!! That’s our only message. We have had it with purposeful deceit and the absence of truth and genuine accountability in how this country is being governed,” the group added.
The protest will see demonstrators walk from the Black Star Square Accra to Maxmart, 37.
In other news, former President John Dramani Mahama charged the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to restrategise its election monitoring mechanism.
Speaking at the annual conference of the party’s Professional Forum in Accra last Thursday, Mahama called for the need to deploy astute professionals and educated members of the party to monitor the 2024 general elections.
That, he said will ensure the elections are not stollen.
“We must ensure that we have more professionals and more educated people coming into play in respect of policing and monitoring the elections at the grassroots level,” Mahama, who’s the party presidential candidate in the 2020 general elections urged.
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