May 9 #FixTheCountry protest goes online amid heavy police presence at Independence Square

May 9 #FixTheCountry protest goes online amid heavy police presence at Independence Square

- Police officials have been deployed at the Black Star Square against the #FixTheCountry protest

- The protest have so far been placed online

- Supporters are to protest virtually and also in their cars

There has been heavy police presence at the Black Star Square and other principal streets of Accra. This is to enforce an injunction by the High Court against the #FixTheCountry protest which was to happen on May 9.

The deployment of the police force, according to the Ghana Police Service is to enforce the ruling and ensure that Covid-19 protocols are duly observed across the country.

This injunction effected by the High Court, has had convener of the protest, instruct supporters to demonstrate via social media and in their home and communities.

Conveners have also advised protested across the country to hoist placards at vantage points in their respective communities and hoist placards to register their displeasure

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Meanwhile, 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 was speaking on News File where among other objections, spoke passionately against submission by a panelist Kofi Bentil.

He 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.

So far, government has maintained it is "fixing" the country with various projects and policies under the Nana Akufo-Addo administration. The Vice president in his Facebook post, listed a wide range of projects being undertaken and already complete to as it where, reduce the burden on the ordinary Ghanaian.

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Source: Yen Ghana

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