- The NPP Youth Wing has dismissed the concerns of #OccupyJulorbiHouse protestors
- The NPP Youth Organiser, Salam Mustapha, said there was nothing concrete in the concerns raised by protestors
- Salam Mustapha said the Akufo-Addo government is working to address Ghana’s economic challenges
The Youth Wing of the NPP has downplayed the three-day #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest, organised by the pressure group, Democracy Hub.
In a statement, the NPP Youth Organiser, Salam Mustapha, said there was nothing concrete in the concerns raised by protestors.
Mustapha said the difficulties complained about during the protest were seemingly global.
"We are in difficulties, no doubt about it. But I can state unequivocally that all young people around the world share similar stories as we do here, though with varying degrees, but sufficiently, there’s global stress on us all."
He, however, said the Akufo-Addo government was well-placed to address these concerns.
“I have absolute trust in this government and the efforts underway to get us out of the woods,” Salam Mustapha assured.
The #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration was organised by a group called Democracy Hub.
It was meant to voice discontent at the government's dysfunction under the Akufo-Addo administration.
The demonstrations were held from Thursday, September 21, 2023, to Saturday, September 23, 2023.
The protesters gathered at the 37 lorry station and attempted to march to the Jubilee House, the seat of government.
Police commander summoned over abuse
The commander was summoned in connection with the allegations of police abuse during the #OccupyJulorbiHouse protests.
Police arrested 49 persons during the protests at the 37 lorry station and near the seat of the presidency.
Protest against the BoG
YEN.com.gh also reported on an upcoming demonstration in Accra by the NDC, which is preparing to join forces with smaller political parties and civil society organisations for a protest on October 3, 2023.
The demonstration is dubbed OccupyBoG, and organisers hope to use it to demand the resignation of the governor of the central bank, Dr Ernest Addison, and his deputies.
NDC, the political parties and the civil society groups say the governor of the Bank of Ghana and his deputies have mismanaged state resources.
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