- An online protestor for the #FixTheCountry protests is concerned about the taxes in the country
- The protester released a receipt for a bowl of Fufu that imposed a 20 cedi charge
- The #FixTheCountry protest has gone online after an injunction by the Court
A supporter of the #FixTheCountry and #FixMotherGhana online protests has dropped a receipt from payment he made for a bowl of Fufu which had him paying taxes of 20 cedis.
The supporter, with Twitter handle, @lips_pi decried the high taxes calling on authorities to #FixTheCountry.
Posting his receipt shows he had bought Fufu from Nududu Restaurant and Bar. The Bowl of Fufu included Tuna, Light Soup, Malta Guinness, Snail, Cow meat, full salmon, goat meat, crab, ebonebunu soup, goat light soup and a bottle of mineral water.
The concerns regarding taxes follows the introduction and coming to force of the 1 percent Covid-19 levy which took effect from May 1.
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.
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.
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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