Courts in Ghana will remain shut on Wednesday as staff of the various courts in the country take part in the nationwide demonstration over hikes in utility prices and taxes by pressure group, Organised Labour.
In a statement by the general secretary of the Judicial Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG), Derick Annan, all regional executives have thus been ordered to give out placards for all staff to partake of the demonstration stating that all workers excluding security personell would have to attend the demonstration.
Organised Labour has finally confirmed that it will hit the streets in a nationwide demonstration to vent out their frustration over the recent increase in petroleum prices, taxes and the high cost of living generally Wednesday, January 20.
This decision follows government’s refusal to reduce water and electricity tariffs to 50% each . The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) in December 2015, increased electricity and water tariffs by 59.2 percent and 67.2 percent respectively.