Demands for better living conditions by the youth have dominated the Ghanaian media space as thousands of people vent their spleens under the new social media movement #FixTheCountryNow.
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The new movement which started as a campaign under the hashtag #FixTheCountry and #FixMotherGhana subsequently is propelling the voices of young Ghanaians, who are demanding better living conditions from the government.
Joshua Boye -Doe, popularly known as Kalyjay, who first started the campaign has attracted thousands including celebrities who are adhering to the new hashtag #FixTheCountryNow to mount pressure on the government to improve the lives of its people.
''The inspiration came from a questionnaire on Twitter, which was an inquiry into the welfare of Ghanaians, particularly on the rampant light outrages and shortage of water,'' he said.
Despite previous attempts by allies of the government to counter earlier campaigns with the hashtag #FixYourSelf, a backlash from the public compelled them to generate a more supportive tone.
Determined to be heard, the conveners of the campaign advanced their course with protests across various social media platforms after the Ghana Police secured a court injunction against their planned #FixTheCountryGhana demonstration at Independence Square.
Although the events of recent days seemingly drowned narratives propelled by the #FixTheCountry movement in the traditional media, the new hashtag #FixTheCountryNow is trending as of the time of this write-up.
YEN.com.gh has compiled comments making the trends as the new movement under the hashtag #FixTheCountryNow demands more jobs, no corruption, fewer taxes, better education, and better living conditions.
1. Young man makes a list of issues he wants the government to fix.
2. Dr. TopChef highlights the problem of water shortage in the country.
3. Young men pose with placards to demand better living conditions from the government.
4. Meek Spartan mounts pressure on the government with the inscription: ''New dawn with a new beginning.''
5. Seyram Fiakeye demands more jobs for the youth.
In a separate story, wannabe-rich-quick young Ghanaians are resorting to money rituals for wealth to fund their ostentatious lifestyles.
The recent murder of 10-year-old Ishmael Mensah Abdallah by teenagers Felix Nyarko, 16, and Nicholas Kini, 18, who allegedly intended to use his body parts for money rituals is one of many rots that have gained root in some societies.
The grisly killing of Abdallah which occurred in April this year shook the moral foundations of Ghanaians, bringing into question how society, churches, media, and parents have failed in upholding acceptable traditions and values that align with Ghanaian culture.
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