- Conveners of the social media protest were set to hit the streets on May 9
- But the police secured an injunction against it
- The conveners were therefore in court challenging the injunction
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The Supreme Court has quashed the High Court injunction on the #FixtheCountry protest.
It will be recalled Conveners of the social media protest dubbed #FixTheCountry were set to hit the street on May 9, 2021, YEN.com.gh earlier reported.
They wrote to the police to notify them of their intention to storm the streets of the capital in demand of an end to the excruciating hardships in the country.
The police, however, secured an ex parte injunction against the massive demonstration.
The campaigners filed an application at the Supreme Court seeking to set aside the order of the High Court.
The Supreme Court’s ruling today, Tuesday, 8 June 2021, paves the way for the organisers to go ahead with the demonstration.
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”.
Tens of thousands of posts have been made on social media highlighting some of the challenges with the Ghanaian economy.
The online protest had been trending for days amid rival campaigns highlighting the achievement of the Akufo-Addo administration.
In other news, the Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Sulemana Braimah has described the current National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) as weak.
There have been growing concerns among members of the NDC and a section of the Ghanaian public over the efficiency of the opposition lawmakers in holding the Akufo-Addo-led administration accountable.
The party witnessed major internal squabbles following the approval of all the ministerial nominees announced by President Akufo-Addo, with the approval of Ken Ofori-Atta as Finance Minister dealing the party’s unity a major blow.
In a Facebook post sighted YEN.com.gh, Braimah questioned the efficiency of the current minority in Parliament.
“The current Minority in Parliament is the biggest and yet the weakest minority in the history of the Fourth Republic,” he wrote.