- Founder of the #Fixthecountry movement says government is tracking their phones
- Oliver Barker-Vormawor said on Joy FM that their number has been cloned
- The #Fixthecountry movement emanated into a protest which has been suspended by the High Court
Convener of the #FixtheCountry movement, Oliver Barker-Vormawor, has alleged that government is unlawfully monitoring the phone records of one of the prospective protesters; a suspicion the group believe began when they were tricked into a meeting with sector ministers to discuss the planned protest.
The only phone members of the movement had on them at the time of the meeting, according to Mr. Vormawor, was cloned and calls to that particular phone number are now being diverted to a monitoring phone.
He says the group will in the coming days put out the monitoring phone number online to name and shame and also demonstrate how unsafe, intolerable, and disrespectful members of the group have been treated even before they get to exercise their civic right of demonstrating.
He was speaking on News File where among other objections, spoke passionately against submission by a panelist Kofi Bentil, who said government has so far treated #Fixthecountry organizers with respect, more than how #OccupytheflagstaffHouse movement were treated when they signaled their intent to embark on similar demonstration during the erstwhile Mahama administration.
Meanwhile, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Godfred Yeboah Dame has downplayed the claims and challenged the group to produce evidence to support the allegation. ‘’ there is no evidence at all to that effect and we should not really be encouraging such speculative and dangerous assumptions and assertions by certain people’’. he said.
Meanwhile, Afia Schwarzenegger has extended a hand of collaboration to Kennedy Agyapong, to support and advocate the trending movement “#Fixthecountry”.
Both media and political personalities have had they own version of fights and disagreements but seemed to have patched up really well on this new venture.
It all started with the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, was in a viral video commending television personality, Afia Schwarzenegger, for her resolve to put leaders accountable.
In return, Afia convinced Kennedy Agyapong to come join hands to “fix the country because we will make magic and can even catch the president and give him some lashes when he goes wrong”.
The #FixtheCountry hashtag has dominated headlines in the past week. This is been advanced by disgruntled Ghanaians - mostly youth who says their leaders and government officials have failed them in developing the country.
This movement, which has gained support from all quarters of the political divide, led to a resolve for some protests on the streets of Accra on May 9.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service has sought an injunction on this protest from the High Court which cites Covid-19 and its threats to Public Order as the reason.