Police dim light on #FixTheCountry demo; says it could be COVID-19 super-spreader

Police dim light on #FixTheCountry demo; says it could be COVID-19 super-spreader

- 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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The planned street protest by the conveners of #FixTheCountry has been hit a massive blow after police say they cannot provide the needed security for the demonstrators.

Police dim light on #FixTheCountry demo; says it could be COVID-19 super-spreader
The FixTheCountry group are calling on the president to immediately fix the country's problems
Source: UGC

Speaking to Accra-based Joy FM and monitored by YEN.com.gh, the Head of the Public Affairs Unit of Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge, said the demonstration is likely to be a super spreader of COVID-19 thus the inability of the police to provide security.

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She said as a result of the restrictions imposed by the government to curb the spread of the contagion, the demonstration cannot go ahead.

“The police will not be able to provide the necessary security looking at the spread of Covid-19 and the kind of dangers that it poses to members of the public should they attend this demonstration,” DSP Effia Tenge said.

Conveners of the social media protest dubbed #FixTheCountry informed the police on Tuesday, April 4, 2021, of their intention to hit the street on May 9, 2021, YEN.com.gh reported earlier.

They are storming 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”.

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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 conveners of the protest served notice to the Police ahead of the demo.

“…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.

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“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, he called for the need to deploy astute professionals and educated members of the party to monitor the 2024 general elections.

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