- A lady who took part in the successful OccpyJulorbiHouse protests has lost her employment with a private firm shortly after the incident
- Nasiba Bawa went viral after a video of her slamming the government fiercely hit the internet
- She says she does not want to make a direct link but she says ready to pay the price for speaking truth to power
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A Ghanaian lady whose video went viral during the mammoth OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration says she was sacked by her private employers just 48 hours later.
Nasiba Bawa's video in which she spoke passionately about the oft-cited challenges in the Nana Akufo-Addo administration resonated with many Ghanaians, earning her praise on social media.
Her viral video touched on the high cost of healthcare, particularly the recent hike in the cost of dialysis, disclosing that a 24-year-old patient died because of the high cost of the treatment.
"I am very angry...I am very angry. I am very angry this morning. People are dying...a teacher who gave over 30 years of his life to the service could not afford a transplant, could not afford dialysis..." she was captured saying in the video shortly after a tirade in front a barricade mounted by armed riot police officers deployed to the demonstration.
Bawa's viral video was shot on September 23, the last day of the three-day protest over economic challenges under the Akufo-Addo administration.
But in an interesting twist, Bawa told Joy News that her contract with an unnamed company was terminated out of the blue just two days after she became famous.
According to her, she is restraining herself from drawing a direct link between her viral video from the protest and the abrupt termination of her contract.
She disclosed that she is taking solace in the knowledge that there is a price to pay for speaking truth to power.
Bawa's story has touched the hearts of many Ghanaians on social media.
On IG, @qwesi_de_poet said:
"She wasn’t wearing any company brand nor representing any brand, just herself too u sacked her. F00ls in suits ."
Another person, @bigquammy also expressed worry over the story.
"Democracy in Ghana is on paper. In reality, people’s rights are infringed upon. How can someone lose their job for protesting for her voice to be heard?" he quizzed.
Duncan-Williams sends warning to Akufo-Addo gov't over protesting youth
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported that Archbishop Nicolas Duncan-Williams warned the government not to underestimate the anger of protesting youth.
Duncan-Williams said it was dangerous for the government to neglect the concerns of young Ghanaians.
Duncan-Williams’ comments came after hundreds of young Ghanaians hit the streets for the OccupyJulorbiHouse protests.
Ghanaians in the UK confront High Commissioner during OccupyJulorbi House demo
Also, YEN.com.com reported that angry Ghanaian protestors in the UK accosted Ghana's High Commissioner to the UK Paapa Owusu Ankomah.
The #OccupyjulorbiHouse protestors were angry that Paapa Owusu Ankomah did not address them when they came to picket.
New Patriotic Party supporters disrupted the #OccupyjulorbiHouse protest at the Ghana High Commission in the UK.
Addison compares protesting NDC MPs to hooligans
In an unrelated story, BoG Governor Dr Ernest Addison responded forcefully to the OccupyBoG demonstration, which was held shortly after the OccupyJulorbiHouse protest.
According to him, MPs who took part in the protests behaved like hooligans because there were better ways they could have dealt with their concerns.
He also stated that the call for him to step down as central bank Governor is untenable because that is not happening.
Founding president of IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, Franklin Cudjoe, has told YEN.com.gh that calls for Dr Addison's resignation must be louder.
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